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Moshood FayemiwoThursday, January 28, 2016
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THE SOVEREIGNTY OF THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY:
MY MINI-AUTOBIOGRAPHY IN OWO, ONDO STATE

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was born in Owo, Ondo State in western Nigeria. That wasn't an accident and it wasn't my power to choose my source. When people say there is destiny, it is often assumed to mean, each life has been programmed by the Creator and no one can change it. That is not in the Holy Bible. There are seven basic things in every human being that have already been determined, which none of us has power over. The first is the power of life. In other words, the lives you and I live do not belong to us, but given to each and every one of us by the Creator Himself. He will demand an account of the life from us as individuals. He said so in Genesis 9:5 "Surely for your lifeblood I will demand a reckoning; from the hand of every beast I will require it, and from the hand of man (and woman). From the hand of every man's brother I will require the life of man." This is the reason abortion of a fetus and suicides are sins before the Almighty God.

The second matter that has been determined by the Creator on behalf of every human being that has been born or will ever be born on this planet earth is the color of your skin. It's not to us as humans to choose whether we want to be a Black or White person. That is not a choice. This is why I normally rebuke every racist I encounter in my adopted country here in the United States. Racists and bigots are ignorant and stupid. When you latch onto the power of generic to relate to others, you are not wise, period. The third matter is our individual gender; whether you want to be a man or woman, male or female isn't up to us as human beings, but to the Lord God Almighty as He said in Genesis 18:10: "I will certainly return to you according to the time of life, and behold Sarah your wife shall have a son." Again, you see the same gender specific Divine Plan in Samson's life in Judges 13:2-5: "A certain man of Zorah, named Manoah, from the clan of the Danites, had a wife who was childless, unable to give birth. The angel of the LORD appeared to her and said, "You are barren and childless, but you are going to become pregnant and give birth to a son. Now see to it that you drink no wine or other fermented drink and that you do not eat anything unclean. You will become pregnant and have a son whose head is never to be touched by a razor because the boy is to be a Nazirite, dedicated to God from the womb. He will take the lead in delivering Israel from the hands of the Philistines." This is why I laugh at all those ignorant folks who call themselves transgender. It is a lie and work of Satan and his demons from the pit of hell.

The fourth matter of life you do not have a say ever before you, I and every human being on earth were or will be born is which part of the world we will be born into. In other words, that I am a Nigerian is not an accident, according to the Word of Life in Genesis 10:31-32: "These are the sons of Shem by their clans and languages, in their territories and nations. These are the clans of Noah's sons, according to their lines of descent, within their nations. From these the nations spread out over the earth after the flood." Apostle Paul made this point to the Stoic philosophers during his inaugural lecture at Mars Hill in Acts 17: 26: "From one man he made all the nations that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands." The fifth matter that has been settled in heaven on behalf of every soul on earth is which family you and I would be born into when we are coming here. It is not by accident that I was born into the Fayemiwo Family of Iloro Quarters, Owo, Ondo State, Western Nigeria, and Africa as a boy, man or male. That is why in the Holy Bible you read all the time expressions such as these; " Then he said, "I am the God of your father, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob" (Exodus 3:6); Matthew 22:32; Acts 3:13 etc. The sixth issue of life already determined is whose womb will you be born into the world? Not your father, but your mother. This is the reason there is a unique relationship and special bonds between mother and child, but this is not a mystery for the spiritually enlightened. The reason the Holy Spirit selects your mother is because of the seventh and last but pivotal decision on our individual lives; what you and me will become. During the nine months we are in our mother's womb, your "destiny" is decided by a group of seven spiritual agents namely: the Holy Spirit, your two guardian angels, your own spirit making four while Satan and his two guardian demons are waiting on the other side of life making a total of seven spiritual agents. The Holy Bible disclosed this in Genesis 25: 21-23. "Isaac prayed to the LORD on behalf of his wife, because she was childless. The LORD answered his prayer, and his wife Rebekah became pregnant. The babies jostled each other within her, and she said, "Why is this happening to me?" So she went to inquire of the LORD. The LORD said to her, "Two nations are in your womb, and two peoples from within you will be separated; one people will be stronger than the other and the older will serve the younger." Similarly, in Jeremiah 1:4-5: "The word of the LORD came to me, saying, "Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations." Of course, there are many other details that we can go into here which will form a book on its own. I drew attention to these seven issues of life referred to as "Purpose in Election" (Romans 9:10) in order to explain how I grew up and came to the stage I am now and why the Lord God Almighty instructed me to support Mrs. Olajumoke Ajaisn-Anifowose as the next governor of Ondo State and the lady that will become the first elected woman governor of a state in the history of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

As I explained above, Satan and at least two demons are waiting on the other side to destroy every human being as soon as the soul is born into the world as recorded in Revelation 12: 1-4: "A great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet and a crown of twelve stars on her head. She was pregnant and cried out in pain as she was about to give birth. Then another sign appeared in heaven: an enormous red dragon with seven heads and ten horns and seven crowns on its heads. Its tail swept a third of the stars out of the sky and flung them to the earth. The dragon stood in front of the woman who was about to give birth, so that it might devour her child the moment he was born…"

MY BIRTH AT MY HOME TOWN OF OWO, WESTERN REGION:

My birth was serendipitous in the Fayemiwo Family. I was not born into my father's family house in Iloro Quarters rather in the Balogun Family at Ododasa Quarters at Oke-Owo. Just as Satan was determined to kybosh the Divine Plan of the Lord God Almighty in Revelation 12 referenced above, Satan had already prepared a witch in my paternal family to ensure that what is being achieved today would not take place. I have called out the woman in this column in the past. These are the links to those earlier articles http://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/052514.html

Another one here: http://www.modernghana.com/news/547361/1/in-new-orleans-the-supernatural-world-is-r.html I am calling her out again because this woman did a lot of damage to my family and the Fayemiwo Family in general. She s my father's elder sister, my aunt, Madam Aina Rachel Fayemiwo who we all call Mama Adeoye a.k.a Lusedo. I have written a lot about this demon-possessed lady who by the way has few years to live as she begins her journey to the Other Side very, very soon. Readers, I do not hate this woman and I say this from the bottom of my heart. As a true servant of the Most High God and His Called, I pray that this woman will change and abandon her Satanic life and give her life to the Lord Jesus Christ Who says He will still forgive her as a Loving, Gracious and Kind God of Mercy and Redemption

The reason why I am narrating this story once again is its relevance to the forthcoming Governorship Election in Ondo State and why the Holy Spirit directed me to support and work actively to ensure Mrs. Olajumoke Ajasin-Anifowose, the daughter of Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin, the first elected executive Governor of Old Ondo State becomes the next governor of our State. Most people would not have known, although it is already disclosed in my autobiography which is currently in the works. You see, I would not have finished my university education but for the financial support of two prominent Owo men, who I will never forget in my life: the first was the late Reverend Johnson Olajide Fagboyegun and late Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin. You see, I was in Secondary Class II when this aunt of mine; Mama Adeoye confronted my late mother at Olowo Central Market in Owo and told her that, henceforth, my father, Ademola Olumuyiwa Fayemiwo would not pay my school fees anymore. She said since my mother would not respect and courtesy to her, she was the head of the Fayemiwo Family and whatever she said was final. And she was right, because as a high satanic priestess, she virtually controlled my father. In fact, much later, the Holy Spirit revealed what was between this woman and my late father, which would be too much to disclose here, but I have audaciously revealed in my forthcoming autobiography titled: "Kidnapped To Glory." This woman so thoroughly dominated my late father and the Fayemiwo Family that her word was law in the Fayemiwo Clan.

Many people may not know this; my late father didn't sponsor me because of this woman. Satan purposely prepared this wicked witch to ensure that my education would be disrupted, but to Glory be to the Lord God Almighty. He has never lost a battle before and He will never lose one to Satan. I could still remember vividly that day as if it were yesterday in 1974 when my mother brought the sad news that Ayana (that is Owo's corrupted version of Aina) had informed her that my education was over. I cried all night and could not be consoled. We were living at Igboroko-Nla in my late maternal uncle's house then as my late father, Ademola Olumuyiwa Fayemiwo had literally abandoned my elder brother and I. He concentrated all his energies on the other children who he thought would excel in life. I am sure there are some of my readers who could identify with what I am writing here in their own individual lives. My entire school fees as a boarding student was about N198.00 per year but in the "70s that was big money in those days. Many intelligent, highly gifted and brilliant kids had their entire lives and futures altered in those days because of N50 school fees.

NO SATAN OR JUPITER CAN THWART YOUR FUTURE BUT YOU: The Lord God Almighty is not moved by our tears, weeping and cries, but as Hebrews 11:6: stated": "…without faith it is impossible to please God…" Of course, I didn't know this principle then as a 13- year old kid and a Muslim, but after my cries and weeping all night when my mother brought the devastating news from Aina Rachel Fayemuwo, I told my mother I would finish my secondary school education no matter what. She advised that I should go and enroll as a carpenter or a mason in bricklaying. I pretended that I had heard her, but told myself I would go and look for bricklaying job and saved up for my school fees. For those who know me, I have never been good at manual labor but have been a cerebral person right from my youth. So I went to Ijebu Quarters Area of Owo looking for manual works which involved fetching water for laborers working on uncompleted building and houses in that part of our town. Fortunately, luck smiled on me and a young bricklayer employed me on N1 per day but with prospects of more, if I could assist him in bringing bricks to him while he did the setting of the blocks on the construction site.

The sad news was brought from Mama Adeoye during the summer holiday and I reckoned that, if I could work all round the summer holiday, I was most likely to meet my target of the session's school fees. I began to save the little I could gather without telling my mother I wasn't really on training but as a hire help. My mother was my "banker" and instead of actually keeping my money for safe-keeping, she was trading with it. I didn't know until when I was about to go back to school and I asked for the money. We were poor in those days; folks and I pitied my mother, because she and her children were completely abandoned by my father. I could count the number of times I saw my father in his entire 50 years on earth. Satan deliberately raised Mama Adeoye as a Principal Standard to ensure I didn't go to school and amount to nothing. Anyone who says there are no witches and discountenances the existence of wicked demon-possessed individuals lending themselves out as satanic agents to abort destinies should get his/her examined. I disclosed more of these fiendish forces and malevolent spiritual characters in my co-authored book which has just won an award this year titled; ""The Kingdom of Satan Exposed: Activities of Principalities and Demon Worship…""

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/the-kingdom-of-satan......

Anyway, to continue my life story; when it was time to return to school in 1975 academic session, I demanded for my saving from my mother; she told me she had spent it. I was devastated and began to cry again. I could not fight my mother; she was poor and she was a market woman, an illiterate who had to survive with four children; my elder brother and my two half sisters. We lived with my maternal uncle, the late Alhaji Tijani Dauda, who owned the Mobil Petrol Filling Station at Ijebu Quarters, Owo in those days. He had given my mother and us sanctuary in his house, feeding and catering to our needs. It would be too much to put further financial strains on him and his family by telling him that my father could not pay my school fees. Also, for those who knew my late uncle intimately, he could be erratic most times, so my mother could not approach him. But fate and Divine Intervention occurred. As it was becoming obvious that my secondary education and thus my future were about to be aborted, I began to be irrational, stubborn and nonchalant.

One night, I deliberately stayed late and came home knocking on the door. Alhaji Dauda heard about the knocking at the rear door of his house at Igboroko-Nla and came out as my mother was opening for me. He asked annoyingly what I was doing outside at night and why I was still at home by the way when school had resumed. "Aren't you supposed to be at school this time, since you've resumed. What are you doing at home?" I answered that my father hadn't sent my school fees for the session from Lagos. He was livid and said something to the effect that, after all, my father was educated and should have known that few days missed in school could have adverse and devastating impact on a child's performance. As I entered our room that night, my mother began to rebuke me for telling Alhaji that my father hadn't paid my school fees. "I told you to go and learn a trade and forget about school!"My mother shouted. "It's not in education only that one can succeed in life," There are many prominent people that have made it without education. Now that you've told my brother that your father hasn't sent your school fees, you have missed it altogether." I didn't blame my mom; she was an illiterate and she was financially handicapped. I asked her; "Why can't your uncle pay my school fees since he was well off anyway?" "Öun o debie, Did he give birth to you, is my uncle your father?" As my mother shouted, I burst out crying. Why is life so cruel, harsh and nasty like this? How could one's father abandon you? I made up my mind that when I grew up and began to raise a family, I would never keep a large family and would not have more than two children. That is why I have two boys.

Readers, I didn't know that those words that I spoke to my mother: "Why can't your brother, my uncle pay my school fees since he was well off anyway?" were inspired by the True Lord God Almighty. The following day, my mother warned me not to stay in the house, because she didn't want her elder brother, my uncle; Alhaji Tijani Dauda to see me in the house. "Go and learn a trade and forget about this school stuff, "she reiterated. I was only 13 years old. No father, literally and no one to talk to and no counselor. Out of stubbornness, I went to stay in my uncle's living room or parlor as we say in Anglophone Africa. I just wanted to be a nuisance to everyone and especially my uncle since I had already told him a lie about my father not sending my school fees to Owo. I knew my uncle's daily routine in the afternoon that he would always come home for lunch. The sign of his coming home was the sound of his old Mercedes Benz which his youngest wife, Mama Jimboy, his children; Jimboy, Ahmed and Toyin recognized very well. Once we heard the distinctive Benz car horn, I would run out of the living room and shut off the black and white television in those days. But this day, somehow, something happened and I didn't know until much later about thirty years later when the Lord God Almighty called me and played the video of my life back to me as He told Jacob in Genesis 28:10-16: "" Jacob left Beersheba and set out for Harran. When he reached a certain place, he stopped for the night because the sun had set. Taking one of the stones there, he put it under his head and lay down to sleep. He had a dream in which he saw a stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it. There above it stood the LORD, and he said: "I am the LORD, the God of your father Abraham and the God of Isaac. I will give you and your descendants the land on which you are lying. Your descendants will be like the dust of the earth, and you will spread out to the west and to the east, to the north and to the south. All peoples on earth will be blessed through you and your offspring I am with you and will watch over you wherever you go, and I will bring you back to this land. I will not leave you until I have done what I have promised you." When Jacob awoke from his sleep, he thought, "Surely the LORD is in this place, and I was not aware of it." That day, my uncle packed his car far away from the house and walked home against his usual practice. As he entered the living room, it was too late for me to make a dash for it. He "caught" me red-handed, so to say. He shouted as soon as he saw me; "What are you still doing in the house? Aren't you going to school?" I repeated what I told him the previous night. He dismissed me rather furiously and went for his lunch. After his lunch, he called me about an hour later and said I should come to his office at Mobil Petrol Filling Station near Coop Office at Ijebu Owo. I was excited and patiently waited for my mother to return from the market to break the news to her.. As soon as my mother arrived and I went to greet her, she shouted at me why I was still loafing in the house instead of me to go look for a place to learn carpentry or bricklaying. When she was done, I told her what just happened between Alhaji and I. She looked at me and quickly instructed me to go and keep my appointment with him. She said she wasn't optimistic any way of the appointment, but I told her again, rather presciently that he was going to give me the school fees. Folks, it was exactly I had anticipated.

As soon as I arrived at the Mobil Petrol Filling Station, my uncle had put the N198 in an envelope and told me that I should pay my school fees and return to school. "When your father sends your school fees from Lagos, bring it to me. This is a loan that must be repaid back." I thanked him and elatedly skedaddled out of his office. When I returned home and broke the news to my mother, it was mixed feelings for her. "You should have told Oga that your father would not pay your school fees anymore," my mother lambasted me again. "How would you pay the school fees for the rest terms and remaining years?" Exasperated, I told my mother that I was going back to school and when we arrived at the bridges of the subsequent terms and academic sessions, we would look for how to cross those bridges, but for now, I would complete my Secondary Class II which is today's JSSII. I returned to school, and the following year, my mother died and two years later, my father followed. That was how I became an orphan at the relatively young age of 15. But the Lord God Almighty Who had and is still watching over me arranged situations and circumstances to make sure that what He began in my life He finished it for His Glory to show as He disclosed in Philippians 1:6: "…being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus."

I did indeed finish my secondary school education and how it panned out was another miracle of its own which you will find the full details in my forthcoming autobiography.

HOW CHIEF MICHAEL ADEKUNLE AJASIN FOOTED PART OF MY UNIVERSITY EDUCATION?

I finished my secondary school education with flying colors. I graduated on top of my class and emerged with Division One Distinction which we called Grade One in those days; not only in my school, but in the whole of Old Ondo State. It was even repotted in the Ondo State Broadcasting Corporation at Oba-Ile Akure. When I visited Reverend Jide Fagboyegun and his wife, Olawunmi who was my maternal aunt, she told me to go and see Papa Ajasin at his residence on Fajuyi Road, Oke-Ogun Owo. Papa Ajasin congratulated me and told me to see him after his election in 1979. I could remember that one of my classmates; Josiah Ayo and I were among those that campaigned for Papa Ajasin during the 1979 gubernatorial election under the aegis of the defunct Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN). We were given a Volkswagen Mini Bus known as Danfo with two manually operated bullhorns and we would be singing in local dialect: Up UPN, Awolowo lája kan, Shehu Shagari" meaning "Chief Awolowo has a pet dog and its name is Shehu Shagari" referring to the presidential candidate of the defunct UPN and defunct National Party of Nigeria-NPN respectively. In the Presidential Elections of 1979, Chief Obafemi Awolowo won his highest votes out of the total votes of 4,916,651

votes in the Old Ondo State more than even his home state of Ogun while Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin won the governorship election with the highest votes of any governor in the history of Nigeria.

As soon as he was sworn in, I went to see him at the Old Governor's Office in Akure. The late Oba Adekola Ogunoye, the Olowo of Owo was also visiting that day. Papa noted that he was told that one of Fayemiwo's children was the chap singing with a bullhorn in one of his campaign buses and smiled. He told me the relationship between my late father and him and said he would love to send me to either the Old USSR or Romania on scholarship as his government had just signed an MOU with those two countries. I told Papa that I didn't want to leave Nigeria; besides, I wanted to read either Law or Mass Communications and I didn't see any of those courses in the paper he gave me as approved courses in USSR or Romania. He remarked that it appeared I already knew what I wanted to study and I nodded. Three months after I visited him, my father died. Chief MA Ajasin paid a condolence visit as the Governor of Old Ondo State to our family house at Iloro Quarters in Owo and told the family members that received him that any of us could visit him. I was told he asked of me. Few years later, I gained admission to the University of Lagos and went to late Reverend Jide Faboyegun who gave me a letter of scholarship, but certain things happened thereafter which I disclosed in my forthcoming autobiography. When I left Fagboyegun's house, I went to Akure to see Governor Ajasin again. I showed him my Letter of Admission through JAMB. He gave me money and a letter to Chief Nathaniel Aina, the then Commissioner for Education and my tuition checque was handed over to me.

HOW THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY SHOWED ME MRS. OLAJUMOKE AJASIN-ANIFOWOSE AS THE NEXT GOVERNOR OF ONDO STATE? Regular readers of this column will notice that we always give specific names of people into leadership positions in Nigeria and some of those countries as directed by the Holy Spirit. I want people to know that we do not open our mouth and proclaim just anybody for leadership position. They are directives from the Holy Spirit, just as the Lord God Almighty disclosed in Daniel 4:17: "…so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of people." I have been praying to the Lord God Almighty to grant me the unique favor of planting someone He has chosen on the governorship seat of my State of Ondo and that person should come from Owo, my birthplace. Here is the link of that prayer request as published 6 months ago in this column: http://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/080915.html

As the Sovereign Lord of the heavens and earth Who called me; He told me thus in John 16:23: "Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name." So the Lord Jesus Christ answered and said; "My son, I have granted your request and I will do that particular thing you asked of Me, because I delight in you." But there is one condition; I cannot choose that person, but the Lord Jesus Christ would refer the person to me. So I waited. Towards the tail end of last year, I received an email from one Mr. Babas Olaluwoye. He introduced himself and said he was one of my ardent readers and from the same hometown of Owo. He referred to my earlier article and then forwarded the names of all Owo indigenes jockeying for the governorship and asked me to pray. Of all the eight personalities, there is only one that I know intimately. We were classmates and in fact, I was his best man at his wedding twenty years ago and so naturally, my support should be a cinch. I went back to Daddy-that is, my Father Lord God Almighty-and as I prayed, I was shocked. Almost instantly, a picture of late Chief Michael Adekunle Ajasin flashed through my spirit. "Remember, I sent Ajasin to you thirty-five years ago to pay your tuition at the university, now it is time to repay his family. Support his daughter for I have chosen her as the next Governor of Ondo State." I was taken aback. I had even forgotten that incident, even though I recounted it fully in my forthcoming autobiography. Then the Lord God brought these verses to my attention: "And God spoke all these words: "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. "You shall have no other gods before me. "You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments." The Lord God Almighty specifically drew my attention to the last verse in verse 6 there: "…but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments." I told the Lord God Almighty to give me a sign and pronto, few days later, a call came from Nigeria right here at my living office in Cameron, Austin, Texas. It was from Mrs. Olajumoke Ajasin-Anifowose and we spoke at length. I now released the information in this column article.

I asked the Lord God Almighty about the other candidates and I will disclose here in this column in the future what was shown me on all the candidates from Owo jockeying for the Number One Seat in Ondo State. I then told the Lord God that I don't think His Candidate, Mrs. Olajumoke Ajasin-Anifowose has the financial war chest compared with the other candidates from Owo. Pronto, the Lord God Almighty answered me in I Samuel 2:9-10 thus: "It is not by strength that one prevails; Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed."…because "…'Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,' says the LORD Almighty." The Lord God Almighty then told me, "My son, by the way, how many months did it take Me, Your Daddy to make you a millionaire?" I answered. (By the way, yours truly is indeed a millionaire, not in local currency folks, but in hard American Dollars). Praise be to His Holy Name, Hallelujah! The Lord God Almighty then told me to spend part of the money He gave me on Mrs. Olajumoke Ajasin-Anifowose. Praise the Lord God Almighty once again!

Next week, I will disclose more in this column so that people of the world and Ondo State in general and Owo people in particular will understand what has already been determined in the Spirit realm.

LATEST FROM RIVERS STATE: RIVERS STATE IS SLIPPING AWAY FROM APC It isn't etched out on Rosetta Stone that Mr. Dakuku Peterside will govern Rivers State, if the incumbent there now, Gov. Nyesson Wike repents and discards his cultic and Satanic ways. I pointed out that Mr. Dakuku Peterside would govern Rivers State provided the man there now continues his rebellious attitude. It appears Wike is becoming wiser and is learning to leave his old devilish ways. I haven't met Gov Wike in person, but have been told he is now tamed, penitent and contrite. Someone once said that when a public office holder is sitting on top of public money which is at his or disposal to dispense with, to be penitent and tamed will be easy. I disagree. Wike repented while Dakuku thought he had it under wraps. Mr. Dakuku Peterside was told on what to do, but he didn't follow wise and Godly counsel and allowed Wike to run with it. Here was a Biblical parallel to what ailed Mr. Dakuku Peterside which every politician should learn from as recorded in I Chronicles 21: 18-26: " Then the angel of the LORD ordered Gad to tell David to go up and build an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. So David went up in obedience to the word that Gad had spoken in the name of the LORD. While Araunah was threshing wheat, he turned and saw the angel; his four sons who were with him hid themselves. Then David approached, and when Araunah looked and saw him, he left the threshing floor and bowed down before David with his face to the ground. David said to him, "Let me have the site of your threshing floor so I can build an altar to the LORD, that the plague on the people may be stopped. Sell it to me at the full price. Araunah said to David, "Take it! Let my lord the king; do whatever pleases him. Look, I will give the oxen for the burnt offerings, the threshing sledges for the wood, and the wheat for the grain offering. I will give all this." But King David replied to Araunah, "No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the LORD what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing. So David paid Araunah six hundred shekels of gold for the site. David built an altar to the LORD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. He called on the LORD, and the LORD answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering."

NEXT WEEK: I will elucidate more on the rivers of spiritual controversy on Rivers State and how Gov. Wike snatched victory out of the jaws of political defeat. In spite of the Supreme Court judgment favoring Gov Wike which came in as this column was about to put to bed, there is good news for Mr. Dakuku Peterside. The good news will however depend on the former instruction that Mr. Peterside flouted from the Lord God Almighty through His prophet, if he becomes wiser this time around and do what the Holy Spirit told him to do. Watch out!

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