Sampson was a man highly anointed by God from birth. As well, God used him to do great and mighty works until the Spirit of God left him when iniquity was found in him as he started toiling with sin which ended up turning him to toil.
After the spirit of God departed from Sampson as a result of toiling with iniquity, as the book of Judges 16: 20 put it, And she said, “The Philistines are upon you, Sampson!”
So he awoke from his sleep, and said, “I will go out as before, at other times, and shake myself free!” But he did not know that the LORD had departed from him.
In other words, as a result of Sampson toiling with sin, he did not know that the LORD was departed from him. That was exactly what happened Dr. Sunday Adelaja, as a result of toiling with sin and iniquity, sin ended up turning him to toil.
Also, Saul was the first king of Israel and was chosen and revealed to Samuel by God. Saul was the King of Israel for many years even after God had rejected him as a result of his disobedience to God’s instructions.
It was said of King Saul in 1 Samuel 15: 23 which say, “For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of the LORD, He also has rejected you from being king.”
And verse 35 pointed out, “And Samuel went no more to see Saul until the day of his death. Nevertheless, Samuel mourned for Saul, and the LORD regretted that He had made Saul king over Israel.
The above situations showed that irrespective of the fact that God may have called and anointed a man or woman, God may later on discard such a man or woman if he or she toils with sin or iniquity.
That was exactly what happened to the man Dr. Sunday Adelaja popularly known and addressed as DSA. He was earlier such a firebrand and highly anointed minister of God from the time he entered ministry in 1993 until late 2007 when iniquity was found on him.
The Rise Of Dr. Sunday Adelaja
Before the late 2007 to be precise, Dr. Sunday Adelaja was used by God to do exploit, both in Ukraine and in the whole of Europe. At a time, DSA church claimed 25,000 membership in Kiev, 100,000 members in Ukraine, and 1,000 churches in the rest of the world he was pasturing the third largest church in Europe.
Also, according to record, Dr. Sunday Adelaja was honored to be on a first page article of the Wall Street Journal on July 21, 2006. He was honored to open the U.S. Senate in prayer on April 23, 2007. He was also honored to speak twice at the United Nations on August 23, 2007.
In other words, the year 2006 and 2007 recorded the peak of his career as a minister of God as the grace of God was heavily upon his life. He was a household name and highly sought after as a guest minister within these two years until his fall in early 2008.
The Great Fall From Grace Of Dr. Sunday Adelaja
As it happened to Lucifer, Dr. Sunday Adelaja, may be because of what God had used him to achieve within the short time in ministry, he allowed Lucifer to inject him with the spirit of Pride and arrogance.
As it was said of Lucifer in Ezekiel 28: 15 which say, “You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you.
By injecting DSA with the spirit of Pride and arrogance, he started to usurp or tamper with the glory of God there by abusing the grace of God in his life. He no longer points people to God but rather on himself.
The Aftermath Of The Fall Of Dr. Sunday Adelaja
One of the aftermath of the fall from grace of Dr. Sunday Adelaja is that he started teaching false doctrines and anti-gospels. One of such teachings was captioned, “You Don’t Need To Believe In God To Be Successful On Earth” AND Why you don’t need God to be successful by Sunday Adelaja.
As said, he started to focus and advertise himself rather than pointing people to God. That is why you constantly hear him use the word, I did this or I did that, as if he was the person who did that on his own. He no longer accepted that it was God who used him.
As you are aware, God has no respecter of person and as God warned us in Isaiah 42:8 saying “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images”.
It was this pride and arrogance of DSA that led to God to depart from him as He departed from Sampson or King Saul.
You know what happened when God or the spirit of God departed from Sampson or God turning his back on Saul. After the Spirit of God departed from Dr. Sunday Adelaja, he became hallow, an empty shell and a shadow of his former self.
The worst thing to happen to any man of God is for God to turn His back on the person or the Holy Spirit to depart from that person. Even though Dr. Sunday Adeleja still use his charisma and oratory to deliver powerful moving messages on motivation., he is spiritually bankrupt.
It pained me that instead of DSA going back to God in prayers and repentance, he became so stiff-necked and stubborn and decided to use his charisma and oratory to make up for the glory of God that has departed from him. As said, he still uses his Charisma and oratory to deliver motivational messages but is spiritually bankrupt.
As a result of his fall, he lost his ministry and having no ministry again, he started to make other men of God his ministry. He started attacking other ministers of the gospel both in Ukraine and in Nigeria as if they were responsible for his fall.
We will end part one here, keep a date with us next as we will continue our discourse in part two. Shalom!