"And we know that God causes everything to work together[m] for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. Rom 8:28.
he phrase "There is God oooooooooo" were the words the First Lady of Nigeria - Patience Jonathan has suddenly inroduced to the Nigerian vocabulary in an interesting way.
The circumstances under which those words were expressed I guess is well known to the reader. But just to refresh your memory, the unthinkable has been happening in Nigeria for the past few years since President Goodluck Jonathan took over government. Nigeria though known for many things was not known as a terrorist nation. In the days of Saddam Hussein when Iraqis were killing themselves and American soldiers in thousands and Al Qaeda was raining supreme in Afghanistan, many people including the writer usually made it a praise point that terrorism is an area where God had spared our lives in Nigeria. Like a hurricane in 2011 when Jonathan was campaigning to be president, the nation was mesmerized by his name - Goodluck. Who does not want good luck? Nigerians enmasse wishing for good luck voted massively for Mr. Goodluck. But then things started happening. Bad luck engulfed the nation. The nation was now fully introduced to Boko Haram. Boko Haram introduced themselves as an extremist Islamic group. They did not hide their feelings,hatred and intentions that they were out to Islamize Nigeria. They started by bombing churches, later they adulterated it with Mosques also. Bombs started flying around in Abuja, Kano, Jos many parts of Borno State. The government declared state of emergency in three critical states namely Borno, Yobe and Adamawa. It did not have expected effect. I traveled to Jos to see things for myself in December 2012 and it was a horrible sight. The figures of those that have died is a function of Nigeria's statistics, nobody knows; people just keep guessing. Some reporters will claim a figure as high as four thousand some will claim it is 1,500. Life of human beings does not really matter in Nigeria, so keeping records of those that have died during this sectarian fight, necessary as it is, is not a priority for Nigerian government - yet it should be!
The straw that broke the camel's back that has suddenly put Nigeria on Google Map is the fact that on the night of 15 April 2014, approximately 276 female students were kidnapped from the Government Secondary School in the town of Chibok in Borno State, Nigeria. The kidnappings were claimed by Boko Haram. For three weeks the government did nothing. Thank God for social media, when people started putting pressure on Goodluck to bring good luck to the lives of those children, Mr. Goodluck said he had lost that name in Sambisa forest. He is now Badluck (from GEJ to BEJ). He reminded me of Naomi (sweetness) in the bible(Ruth 1:20) after losing her husband and two sons said her name is no more Naomi but Mara (bitterness).
Apparently to save face for her husband , Patience Jonathan lost her patience, called the armed Forces Generals, the school principal even some parents of the girls to power house - Aso Rock where he made the speech with the phrase - 'There is God oooo!'
What is the meaning of there is God ooooo that is my interest. I will try and address parties that should know that there is God in Nigeria and learn.
The first group of people that should know there is God is Mr. President and the wife. The way you are governing Nigeria is not the way Nigerians are expecting you to. You lack will power to rule. You are too timid. As a Christian I hail you for seeking prayers to win election, but you have since found out that James chapter two is necessary. Faith and work are two sides of a coin to rule. Many people voted for you because of your educational background, it is assumed that with a PhD in any field you are supposed to have original ideas. Nigerian are yet to see your nobility, stamina and creativity. The way you turn your eyes away from corruption and you are allowing this country to waste away under your watch, is appalling ,degrading and unnecessary, you need to hear your wife again -there is God ooo ooooo!
Madam Patience, the way you are shedding crocodile tears in the public and shouting there is God is making a mockery of yourself and not God. Why are you abusing power, where in the constitution are you empowered to summon top brass of armed forces? What a mother like you should do is to visit Chibok and comfort those mothers. Not to be yelling at them - ' na only you waka come?' no it should be the other way round you should waka go! There is God ooooo.
The other group that should know there is God oooo is members of the PDP the ruling party. You are not ruling well. You have hijacked this country and you are milking the nation dry. Look, if you continue to sustain yourself in power and refuse to develop the nation and ensure no other party can take over from you, you need to know that if nobody can remove you, God can. Your government reminds me of Solomon's reign in the bible when there was peace and prosperity, but the people were suffering in the midst of plenty. Solomon began to marry wives at the expense of the citizenry, building houses for strange women, thinking God will continue to love him, until God made it clear he was wrath with Solomon and set up enemies against him. I kings chapter 11. Where is the electricity you promised the people, where is the road map to vision 2020? You rendered EFCC ineffective, you ran down ICPC, you even told us stealing is not corruption -PDP there is God oooooo!
Another group that should realize that there is God is Boko Haram Jihadists. Where is Osama bin Laden today? You turned your fatherland to battle ground, war zone, you keep shedding blood of human beings as if it is an onshore or offshore oil product?
You claim you are fighting for God, by killing people in thousands. When Cain killed Abel God reacted sharply and cursed him profusely. You hide yourself in armoured cars, abducted innocent Christian girls and turned them to slaves, married them to infidels, molested and abused them sexually, forced them to accept a religion that made you monsters, sadists, faddists, murderers, heartless, inhuman, callous and wicked. It is a matter of time you will be caught or you will commit suicide. For sure there is God oooooooo
Another group I want to realize that there is God ooo is the generality of Nigerians. I have just written a book I called- To The Rescue (Say No To Corruption) it is a fiction novel. (Get a copy online, eBay or Amazon .com) It is addressed to the younger generation not to follow the bad examples of our political fathers and leaders. My Bookkeeping teacher in the early 70s, Mr. Falae taught me that for every giver there is a receiver, for every creditor there is a debtor etc. There will be no bribe taker if there is no bribe giver. Particularly, those in the household of faith, we must stop living corrupt lives. Judgment will start from the household of God. When politicians are bribing you with rice and you are taking it and voting them to power, realize, they will scrape your head. You cannot come back and be shouting that they are corrupt. You are equally guilty. What makes one guilty of corruption is not the quantity of what is stolen; it is the principle that is compromised. When next you are taking bribe, inflating contracts, encouraging your relations to embezzle public funds, or as a pastor, church leader, choir master you are sleeping with church members, or stealing church funds, when as a lecturer you are forcing girls to sleep with you before they can pass your course, when you as a young girl refuse to study and you are waiting to sleep with a lecturer to pass, when you secretly video tape your affairs with your girl friend and you post it on Youtube leading her to commit suicide, when you meet someone on Facebook and lure her to secluded area or hotel and rape or gang rape her, remember -There is God ooooo.
I could go on and on, but because of space, the last group I want to realize that there is God oooo is those who have not accepted Jesus as their Lord and Saviour.
God created everybody but not everybody is God's children. For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son that whosoever believe in Him will not perish but have everlasting life. On Sunday June 22 2014, a man by the name of Andreas Berglesow (watch him on you tube) a Russian-German who has planted various churches in Siberia came to minister in our Local assembly, Christ Apostolic Church Bethel Toronto. He shared with us how he died and went to heaven and God told him to go back and recruit people on the broad way of hell to the narrow path of heaven even me that was usually sceptical of such stories was reassured that there is Heaven and hell, yes there is God ooooooo. Find yourself on God's side.
Acknowledgment: I want to acknowledge Lady Evang Patience Jonathan for proclaiming God to the entire world, she might have meant it for something else but God turned it around for his good. I read about Seun Kuti,the son of the legendary musician Fela- Ransome-Kuti who said he was an atheist for 11 years and when she watched the video of L.E Jonathan shouting there is God ooo he gave his life to Jesus Christ. You too can do so today! After death judgment Heb. 9:27.