ou celebrate the day you own your own home; a home you can call yours or "crib" as the kids of nowadays call it. It is a possession where you can do as you like, whether it is fully-paid or on mortgage, but it is one part of the planet earth you retire to daily to unwind and do your thing. You watch the dwelling and take care of it. Another possession we all look after with the same devotion is a car or vehicle, especially if it is your first and only means of commuting from one place to the other. For those of us in the West, owning a vehicle may not be a big deal but when you live in the South of the world where owning a car is a life-saving accomplishment, you do all you can to look after it, whether a brand new automobile or a fairly-used or "Tokunboh" as they call it in Nigeria. Few of us hardly realize our vehicles eat as we do too; "gasoline" or petrol-whether diesel or ethanol- and just as we take shower every day, we visit the car wash too. As we visit the hospital, our automobiles too go for regular check up at the mechanic's workshops. Our vehicles too also sleep as we do when we park them at the car garage or at the parking lots for use the next day. But I often wonder why most human beings pay more attention to these properties-houses and cars/vehicles-but scant regard to the greatest possession we all need to function and carry out the Will of the Lord God Almighty for our lives on planet earth. I am referring to the human body; yes, your physical body which is your greatest possession and property on earth.
Of all our possessions and properties as human beings, your body is the only thing that is irreplaceable. You can acquire two or more houses and mansions and thus live in them with less commitment, especially if you are rich and can outsource their maintenance to professionals. You can have as many cars and vehicles as you can afford and even upgrade to private jets and yachts, if you have plenty of money at your disposal. But can you outsource the care of your body to another? Why so some people care less about their physical body? Why do some people live as if they have spare bodies they can easily put on as soon as the only one they have now expires? This is where we begin our series starting today on the issue of divine health as laid down by the Lord God Almighty in the Word of Life.
What are diseases, ailments and sicknesses? Where do they come from? Are human beings supposed to be sick? I thank the Lord God Almighty for my life. I could count the number of times I have been to hospitals in my life and those rare occasions were for normal medical routines. To start with, I hate the acrid smell of most hospitals; there is something odious and creepy about the whole surroundings of hospitals. Another thing that turns me away from hospitals and medical facilities is blood. I hate seeing blood; I can't stand the sight of blood. Another reason is because of certain spiritual sights the Lord has opened my eyes to see in some hospitals. Once I was entering a hospital and suddenly the Holy Spirit opened my spiritual eyes. A new patient was being wheeled from an ambulance to the theater and I saw some weird and grotesque creatures hanging around and doing some funny things, while virtually every one was completely oblivious of the spiritual activities going on over the condition of the patient. Those dirty creatures were demons, of course responsible for the health condition of the patient. Sometime ago, as I was praying and reading the Word of Life, suddenly I saw a mysterious hand near my forehead. In the hand was what looked like a small cube of ice, trying to force itself into my forehead. I asked the Lord: What was this? The Holy Spirit answered: "That was the demon of headache and migraine trying to enter into your head." "Father, is there a demon for headache and migraine?' I asked. Almost immediately, these verses flashed through my spiritual eyes as recorded in Luke 4: 38-39: "Jesus left the synagogue and went to the home of Simon. Now Simon's mother-in-law was suffering from a high fever, and they asked Jesus to help her. So he bent over her and rebuked the fever, and it left her. She got up at once and began to wait on them."
If a fever could be rebuked, then headache and migraine, including all those ailments we have been traditionally told and believed are normal in human affairs aren't mere malfunctions of the human biological composition. As a matter of fact, the activities that took place before and after our Lord Jesus Christ entered Simon Peter's mother-in-law house after they left Capernaum confirmed the spiritual nexus between diseases, ailments and sicknesses and demonic activities. In the same Luke 4: 31-35, we read: "Then he went down to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and on the Sabbath he taught the people. They were amazed at his teaching, because his words had authority. In the synagogue there was a man possessed by a demon, an impure spirit. He cried out at the top of his voice, "Go away! What do you want with us, Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are-the Holy One of God!" "Be quiet!" Jesus said sternly. "Come out of him!" Then the demon threw the man down before them all and came out without injuring him." Here, a demon used the voice of a man he-the demon-had taken refuge as a dwelling to address our Lord Jesus Christ, before he was rebuked. Can a demon use a human being's voice to talk? You have your answer here. In the series of articles to follow in the next few weeks in this column, I will show you through personal experiences and the experiences of others which are in tandem with the Holy Bible the proximity between diseases, ailments and sicknesses and demonic activities.
Shortly after our Lord Jesus Christ had a sumptuous breakfast at Simon Peter's mother-in-law house, words spread around quickly that the King was around and by 12 noon; the house was besieged as recorded in the same Luke 4. We read another incident of demonically-induced and Satanically-energized disease from verses 40-42: "At sunset, the people brought to Jesus all who had various kinds of sickness, and laying his hands on each one, he healed them. Moreover, demons came out of many people, shouting, "You are the Son of God!" But he rebuked them and would not allow them to speak, because, they knew he was the Messiah." These two incidents among several in the Holy Bible are not mere historical narratives consigned to Biblical times. They take place around the world today, not only in Africa or the so-called Third World countries of the world which the so-called affluent sophisticated Western audience pokes fun at as demon-infested parts of the world. Some of the vilest and dirty demons I have ever seen and encountered in my life are right here in the affluent, technologically-advanced and civilized scientific United States of America. We have documented some of these life encounters and experiences in our book: "The Kingdom of Satan Exposed: Activities of Principalities and Demon Worship in Our World Today."
Not only are diseases, ailments and sicknesses caused by Satan and his demons, working in cahoots with their human hirelings known as witches, wizards, voodoo queens and herbalists, psychics, mediums etc., Death itself is a demon. The Holy Bible identified the demon of Death personally in Hosea 13: 14: "I will deliver this people from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. Where, O death, are your plagues? Where, O grave is your destruction? In Revelation 9: 11: a fallen agent also known as demon was identified thus: - "They had as king over them the angel of the Abyss, whose name in Hebrew is Abaddon and in Greek is Apollyon (that is, Destroyer). And by the way, our traditional Public Service 911 Telephone Hotline for help, rescue, aid, medical assistance to hospitals, fire fighters and other life-threatening emergencies was obtained from this Revelation 9:11 referring to Death in personal term. About 15 years ago, the Lord God Almighty through the Holy Spirit opened my spiritual eyes to the Gate of Hell. I am not hallucinating, folks and neither am I making anything up here, because the Holy Bible says: "Thou shall not lie." (Leviticus 18: 11). As I looked, I have never seen such a dark place in my life. Suddenly the Gate opened and a huge creature appeared. He was about eight feet tall, with a porcupine scraggy-like body holding a big club in his hand. As he stepped forward, six other big creatures followed. These six creatures were not as tall as the one that was leading the pack but they all looked odious, putrid and foul. As I looked, suddenly these verses in Job 38: 17 appeared before me: "Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?" when the Lord God Almighty was questioning Job and lecturing him on His Awesomeness. Here I am several thousands of years after Job; the Good Lord God Almighty was showing me what He didn't show Job in the Old Testament. This gate of hell was also alluded to by the Lord God Almighty when He came in human flesh in our Lord Jesus Christ to rescue us from the gate of hell in Mathew 16: 18:"And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it" (English Standard Version). Of course, our Lord Jesus Christ made reference to "gates of heaven," but I was only shown the "gate of heaven." Obviously, it means there are many gates to the Nether Gloom. My prayer is that may those reading this column never have to enter into any of the gates of hell in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
As I looked watching the bizarre situation, I didn't know what to say so the Holy Spirit instructed me to utter these words: "Ask them who they are," and I did. The lanky one leading the hideous phalanx with a big club in his right hand was the first to speak and said: "I am Death," while the remaining five grotesque creatures introduced themselves one by one as follows: "I am Coma, Mute, Unconscious, Fear, Pain and Agony." What? Coma, Mute, Unconscious, Fear, Pain and Agony are demons? Yes! The Holy Bible identified each of these dirty fallen creatures in the following scriptures:-
Fear: "For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, "Abba! Father!" (Romans 8: 15). It simply means there is a spirit of fear, which turns human beings into spiritual slaves first and then continues his thralldom over them via fear. Fear is not an emotion but a spirit, a fallen angel or a demon, period!
Agony: "So he called to him, 'Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.' (Luke 16: 24). See also Psalm 6: 2; 42: 10; Acts 2: 24; Revelation 9: 5. Agony is a spirit or fallen angel who has his locale inside fire. Now when we talk of fire in hell, we are not referring to physical fire but an unpleasant and uncomfortable place or situation.
Mute: "People were overwhelmed with amazement. "He has done everything well," they said. "He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak." (Mark 7: 37). Dumbness or inability to speak or utter words out can be cursed by a demon as we read in this context.
Pain/Coma: " News about him spread all over Syria, and people brought to him all who were ill with various diseases, those suffering severe pain, the demon-possessed, those having seizures, and the paralyzed; and he healed them." (Mathew 4: 24).
Unconscious/Come/Pain/Mute: "The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him. A man in the crowd called out, "Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him. I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not." "You unbelieving and perverse generation," Jesus replied, "How long shall I stay with you and put up with you? Bring your son here." Even while the boy was coming, the demon threw him to the ground in a convulsion. But Jesus rebuked the impure spirit, healed the boy and gave him back to his father. And they were all amazed at the greatness of God" (Luke 9: 37-43). And many more Bible resources to authenticate this spiritual encounter. In subsequent articles in this series, we shall see how Death employs these demons known as associate demons in claiming human souls. In that spiritual encounter, the Lord told me that just as humans stay nine months in the womb to develop their souls and bodies before they are born, so also all souls need nine months to sever from the spirit before it is taken away by Death. For example, all those who will die in January 2015 now are already gone this month. They are no more with us. Again, I will show you later in future articles how this occurs as recorded in the Holy Bible. Folks, we are not talking about Theology, Divinity or Christian Religious Studies here but in-depth study of the Holy Bible. This is Christian Bible Studies.
The spiritual truth is that there is causality between sicknesses, ailments, diseases and death on the one hand, and sin and eternity and the spiritual world on the other hand. When the Lord God showed me the above vision, I requested for a particular number of years to live on this earth and I had a covenant with the King of kings and Lord of lords, My Lord and Savior to live on earth till 2061A.D. I told my immediate family eight years ago that I am not leaving this earth in a hurry, because there is still a lot for me to do for the Lord in our generation. So, if you're a witch, son or daughter of a witch or Satanist and his medium and you're trying to do something funny about me, get it loud and clear now, you can't do nothing, zero, nada, zilch, zip and zero to me. No one, no Satan, principality, demon, Satanist, witch, wizard, voodoo man or woman, or any of those dirty and smelly characters can harm me or take me out until I have accomplished the assignment that the Lord God Almighty gave me to finish. For the past 15 years or so, I have never suffered a headache in my life. As a matter of fact, I don't use tablets until most recently when my wife, Dr Marge Neal persuaded me to begin to use some vitamins and food supplements after I clocked 50, which as she noted; I didn't need anyway. I thank the Lord God Almighty for His blessings but why am I saying all these? To boast in the Lord just as Apostle Paul noted in 2 Corinthians 10-17b: "Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord."
Where Do Diseases, Ailments and Sicknesses Come From?
When your dwelling, house, castle, mansion, home, crib or whatever you may call it has some problems, the handy man goes to the foundation of the physical structure to unearth the defect in order to fix it. When your car or vehicle has faults, you take it to the mechanics. At times, there are some specialized mechanics trained to handle certain automobiles, especially the expensive ones. To understand the origins of diseases, sicknesses and ailments and what we can do as human beings to remain healthy or treat them, we must go to the basics. How did the Lord God Almighty create us? As human beings, we are created differently from other creations of God and until we understand the unique composition of human beings as disclosed in the Holy Bible, it will be extremely difficult to understand the origins of diseases, sicknesses and ailments. As the Psalmist disclosed in Psalm 139:14: "I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." Just as there are some repair works needed in your dwelling that certain handymen and women cannot handle and you won't just take your car, especially an expensive car/vehicle to a road-side mechanic, so also is the human body. These nexuses between the human spirit, human soul and the human physical body are essentials to understand the origins of diseases, sicknesses and ailments.
The woman with the issue of Blood-hemorrhage-had been to many doctors and spent fortunes to cure her disease all to no avail as we read in Mark 5: 25-31. She was eventually healed after she touched the hem of the garment of the Lord, but that was not the real spiritual expose of that story that is relevant to our understanding of the close link between the spirit and physical worlds. The verse we need is in Mark 5: 30a thus: - "At once Jesus realized that power had gone out from him." The Living Bible Version translated that verse as "Jesus realized at once that healing power had gone out from him." Thus, it wasn't only power that cured that woman but her sickness came out of something in her physical body which had broken down which needed to be mended, fixed or healed. Like the handy man you called to take a look at a leaking roof, or an invasion of termites in your home or a mechanical fault in your automobile which requires fixing. But you can't fix any broken home or fixture or electrical or mechanical faults in an automobile until you consult the manual or at times the manufacturer. This is why all the medical world does is to diagnose sicknesses, ailments and diseases in humans but they can't heal. Only the Lord God Almighty Who is the Creator can heal a physical body that is diseased, or ails, but to do that, we must look at where the sickness, disease or ailment comes from in the first place.
There are some diseases, sicknesses and ailments that have their origins in the spirit realm. Also, there are some diseases, ailments and sicknesses that have their origins in the soul and are called "soulical diseases." There are also some diseases, ailments and sicknesses that have their origins in the physical body. Ditto there are some that overlap; they are combination of diseases, ailments and sicknesses with spiritual, soulical and physical origins. Until the diagnoses of diseases, ailments and sicknesses are separated by attacking them from their domain of origin, you are wasting your time. As revealed in the Holy Bible, most diseases are caused by sins, but not all diseases are caused by sins as we shall see in this series. Most diseases, ailments and sickness are caused by Satan and his demons; some are caused only by fellow humans or those we call satanic agents who, on their own can harm fellow human beings while some diseases, ailments and sicknesses are self-inflicted. In other words, some diseases and ailments are caused by us ourselves. Still, some diseases, ailments and sicknesses are endogenous-they originate from within us-while some are exogenous-externally induced. In our subsequent series in this column in weeks ahead, I will show you how to identify the sicknesses, aliments and diseases that are from the spiritual realm, those from the souls and those that manifest in the physical that we are most familiar with. Demon-energized diseases, sicknesses and ailments have certain features and characteristics which medical science cannot handle. Some diseases are spiritual and if you want to diagnose them with modern orthodox treatment, you are wasting your time. On the other hand, some diseases, ailments and sicknesses are a combination of demon-energized and physical factors; if you treat one part without a holistic approach, the ailments and diseases will return. We shall explain more next week.
NEXT Week: We will start with diseases, ailments and sicknesses that have their origins in the human spirit and how to identify them in our series.
ISSUE OF THE WEEK:
Re-Anointing Oil Is Simply a Mosquito Repellent - Pastor Tunde Bakare: As a matter of principle, I hate commenting on statements credited to fellow men and women of God, especially when such statements are given prominence in the secular media. I know the inner workings of the mass media like the back of my palms so when the secular media report with glee statements made by men and women of God, I securitized such media reports carefully. As a media insider myself, I know the pyramid approach mentality and the overriding motive of marketability that writ large in most media coverage of people of faith, either here in the United States or anywhere in any part of the world. But more importantly, I demur in commenting on controversial statements credited to prominent men and women of God because we will playing into the hands of Satan and his demons, including their unknown human agents who want to divide us and devour us. But when such statements are capable of shipwrecking the faith of many, we should stand up and condemn such statements. I have done that in this column in the past and I think there is the need right now to call Pastor Bakare out in the following media reports and statements credited to him. Here is the news report: - "While ministering in church on Sunday, March 6, General Overseer of the Latter Rain Assembly and former Vice Presidential candidate under the Congress for Progressive Change, Pastor Tunde Bakare reportedly stated that anointing oil was like mosquito repellant. Condemning its use and those of anointed handkerchief, Holy Communion, communion of sprinkling, Shiloh sacrifice, Pastor Bakare, according to Daily Post, told his congregation: "I am not against Anointing Oil. The thing is, it's a Jewish Culture. They rub it on their bodies as protection against insects like your mosquito repellents. It was used extensively in the old testament for anointing …It is the power of God that heals, not the Oil"
Did Pastor Bakare make those statements? Did the man of God and head pastor at Latter Rain Church at Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria make those statements credited to him? I wish any of his parishioners reading this will bring this column article to his attention so he can clarify what he meant by the above statements. Until I hear those clarifications, I will not comment further on the media reports.
Calvary Greetings Pastor, I just came across your article/write up now. I never knew we had such men in integrity remaining in this part of the world. This is great. The Lord Jehovah is good at all times. I am the happiest man to see a truthful Yoruba man, who loves God and the truth. May your day be long and may God continue to be your portion in the land of the living. Amen. ---Mr. Nnabus, Nigeria.
Thank you Mr. Nanbus for those kind words, but I disagree with you about your reference to my ethnic identity. First and foremost, there are many Yoruba sons and daughters in Nigeria and around the world who are truthful and are also used by the Lord God Almighty to spread His Gospel and I happen to be one of them by His Grace. But ethnic identity has nothing to do with the work of God. Once again, thank you and remain blessed in Jesus Name, Amen.
I read your column article last week and it was pungent as usual. This is another one from the Holy Spirit. Congrats. I pray that the Lord continue to use you for His works in Jesus Mighty Name Amen--- Anthony Omisore, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
Thank you my brother-in-the Lord.
Good Day Moshood What a wonderful testimony of your believe and proof that you are a son of the Living God. Today I read your comments on our world and our Christian believe. I am grateful for your answers that the Holy Spirit instituted in you about the "ONLY WAY-Jesus Christ" into heaven.
We inherited the sense and attitude of humility from our Savior and God, but we need to stand up and be bold for our Master. I do not know how much time I have left on earth as I have asked Jesus to heal me from cancer in my body, but I clearly got the answer in 2 Corinthians 12:9 "And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me." I am looking forward to meet my personal Savior soon.
About 15 years ago I was poisoned by chemicals which nearly took my life, but as a reborn Christian I asked God to give me some extra time which was granted for a 15 -year period according to Hezekiah(2 Kings 20:6). The time is over and if I have a choice I'd rather be with Jesus than have anything else in this world, except to win another soul for The Kingdom. I write this email today to encourage you to stay on the way of The Master, be strong and we pray in the Name of Jesus Christ to fill you with His Wisdom and Power and Energy. All the Glory to God. Your brother in Jesus Christ---Mr. Peet Smit, Electrical Engineer, Randburg, South Africa.
Thank you very much for you kind encouragement and support. I wish you productive time during the few years you have asked the Lord to grant you to stay here before you go home. However, I am uncomfortable with your assertion about equating your cancer ailment with the cases of King Hezekiah and Apostle Paul. I will explain later in subsequent articles in this series in this column but one thing I know is that, since you have asked the Lord God for 15 years and He has granted you, it is your choice to go home and be with the Lord. Once again, I pray you will win souls for Him in the remaining years of your life on earth in His Holy Name, Amen.
Dear Friends, Re- http://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/041114.html of Friday, April 11, 2014
This article is worth reading and sharing. It is the foundation of our faith, of our religion, of our life and belief. I strongly recommend that you take time to read through and share. You will be glad you did. I am glad, I just did---Tony, Nigeria.
Dr. Fayemiwo, formerly professor of Biblical Exegesis at Kingdom Bible College and Seminary, Tucson, AZ is CEO, Alternative Lifestyle Communication, DBA Chicago and co-author of the latest book: "Coming to America." The collection of his articles in The Christian Walk column has now been compiled into a book by popular demand and the book titled: "Walking the Christian Walk: Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior" is available now for free. Visit his company's website and find out how you can obtain your free copy of the eBook at:www.allternativecommunication.net