Doctor Daniel Olukoya, the leader of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministry (MFM) revealed he rejected a monetary gift of 2 million in the 90s at a time when he needed the money ‘badly’.
In one of his popular sermons tagged “The Shrine of Self” which trends on Youtube, the pastor popular for leading aggressive prayers against stubborn problems said the man who offered him the money was shocked when he rejected the money.
Dr. Olukoya said the money was offered when the ministry was at infancy and needed money for building projects. “It was a time this place was full of swamps and hard sands and people had to remove their shoes to walk in…that was the time this man came for prayers”.
After being stranded for many years, a woman in the church gave the ministry 120,000 Naira in 1993, which was the main money used to start the building project.
Speaking about the temptation, the man of God said: “The man came and said, GO, please pray for me so that I can sleep. If you pray for me and I sleep, I will give you two million Naira. I ill build this place (your church) and make it beautiful”.
He replied the man: “The money you have and you can’t sleep. You want to give to me so that I won’t be able to sleep like you. SORRY SIR, I DON’T WANT THIS MONEY”
He agreed to pray temporary prayer for him so he would sleep and go return the ‘bloodied money from wherever he got it from.
Also, he disclosed that he also rejected a gift of a V-boot Mercedes Benz car from a man because the man was an adulterer.
The man pleaded with the the pastor to to collect the car but he rejected the car and advised the man to repent and allow Jesus to transform his life – and he did not accept the car.
He told the man to bring back the car when he has repented and become a better Christian.
Dr Olukoya is one of the most reputable servants of God in Nigeria.
The highpoint of the sermon was that Christians should crucify the flesh with its affection and lust or they are not really Christians.
He admonished the listener to become better Christians by living a righteous life.
THE SHRINE OF SELF – DR OLUKOYA
MOUNTAIN OF FIRE AND MIRACLES
Mountain Of Fire And Miracles Ministries was founded by Daniel Kolawole Olukoya at a prayer meeting in 1989 in his living room.
The prayer group purchased a large site at an abandoned slum near the University of Lagos, and converted it into the International Headquarters of the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries.
The first service there was on 24 April 1994.
At the new location, worshippers and those seeking help kept coming, leading to a very large congregation.
This situation posed a challenge of crowd, growth and expansion management to the leadership of the church. Thus, MFM created a network of branches in every state capital, local government headquarters, senatorial district and locality.
According to the group’s literature, it is committed to “the Revival of Apostolic Signs, Holy Ghost fireworks and the unlimited demonstration of the power of God to deliver to the uttermost”.
As the name would imply, the Mountain of Fire and Miracles Ministries places a great emphasis on wonders, miracles and other Apostolic acts.
From humble beginnings in the home of Olukoya, MFM has grown to over 300 churches within Nigeria and branches in African and Western countries.
As at the time of publishing this story, the official website of the ministry: mountainoffire.org was not working.