THE CHRISTIAN WALK
|Monday, January 27, 2020|
Cameron, Texas, USA
t is the beginning of another New Year, but more importantly the Year 2020 heralds a new decade. For those of you prevaricating on whether or not to give your life to the Owner of Life; our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, you may be at the stretch line. There may not be time for you to drag your feet on your eternal destination. As I was putting this to bed as we say journalese, the world is mourning the tragic passing of 41-year old Kobe Bryant, the basketball great and his 13-year old daughter, Gianna in plane crash. They and the rest deceased in that unfortunate helicopter crash in Calabasas, California had plans and expectations on that ill-fated Sunday and beyond, but Death ended it all. Do not live your life cavalierly and unconcernedly only to see you being eternally lost. It will be a tragedy for Satan and his demons to consume your flesh as food and drink your blood for water. Stop bidding your time on serving your Creator. That was what the maiden edition of Breakthrough 2020 the Holy Spirit used us to put together penultimate week was all about. Thanks to our CEO, Dr Margie Neal-Fayemiwo Who the Holy Spirit spoke to last quarter of last year that we should use the New Year 2020 and the beginning of a New Decade to storm the gate of hell and lose many souls free for the King of kings to use them to populate His Kingdom that is approaching.
The Breakthrough 2020 was spiritually successful. The Holy Spirit directed us to the oldest motel in Texas which is situated right here in nearby Rockdale which we were unaware of in Central Texas. I had driven past this great historical monument sitting right there near us in beautiful Cameron many times without discovering this monument. Again, since it was my wife that the Holy Spirit directed to us to put together the epochal event; it was also her too that discovered this serene venue we converged on for the maiden edition of the Breakthrough 2020 penultimate weekend. Now the event will become a yearly Holy Spirit meet and we will love to see you next year for the Breakthrough 2021, if our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ tarry in His Second Coming.
We want to express our sincere appreciations and heartfelt gratitude and thanks to all those covenant partners that assisted us financially and morally in making the maiden edition of Breakthrough 2020 an astounding success. We thank Prof. Sunday Fakumoju of Massachusetts whose love for the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is tremendous. His visit to our spiritual center here at Cameron and belief in the ministry entrusted into our hands over the years has been encouraging. Thank you for being a reliable covenant partner of The Jesus Christ Solution Center! Dr Tajudeen Dabiri (MD) formerly Director, Gynecology at Bronx Care Health System of New York and now of El Paso Texas is another worthy supporter whose contribution to the success of Breakthrough 2020 is hereby acknowledged by the Holy Spirit for His Utmost. We thank the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Who answered the prayers of His Own for the twin bundle of joy the Dabiri Family were recently blessed by the Giver of Life and other good things. Dr Richard Obisanya of the State of Washington and Oregon was not able to make it to Cameron/Rockdale TX for the maiden edition of Breakthrough 2020 but he made it happen for others. Thank you very much and you shall be blessed by the King of kings and Lord of lords, Amen.
The Lord God Almighty Who called us into ministry and gave birth to The Jesus Christ Solution Center has blessed us with strong covenant partners we can call upon anytime for support and we are promptly obliged for the ministry to soldier on in its mission and objectives. These are our dependable covenant partners and those we can confidently refer to as Priscilla and Aquila or as Apostle Paul said: "Greet Priscilla and Aquila my co-workers in Christ Jesus. They risked their lives for me not only I give thanks, but also all the churches of the Gentiles are grateful to them"(Romans 16:3-4). So I can sincerely and publicly thank Dr Tolani Osunsanya (MD) and Dr Bose Adejoro (MD) of Aberdeen, Scotland for being our Aquila and Priscilla to this ministry and not only I express my thanks to them but I am joined by the entire spiritual crew members here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, Cameron TX USA. Our retired military general and the man we all call Oga as we say in Nigeria whom the Almighty God has been using to bless this ministry from the beginning is acknowledged for his steadfast support and love for my family and the ministry committed unto us by our Lord and Master Jesus Christ. He is our Onesiphorus here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center (2 Timothy 4:19). Our retired general indeed lives up to the meaning of his Biblical character: Onesiphorus literally "Useful and bringer of profits." Brother Oluwaseun Akinrolabu of the US Army doesn't stop intriguing me personally for his insatiable quest for spiritual growth, learning, knowledge and wisdom. Deployed overseas and from his current base in Poland, he gave time and resources to see the Breakthrough 2020 a success. Sister Paulina Okuneye of London, UK, Pastor Ovie Osoroh in Kiev, Ukraine and Brother Olubunmi Adetula in Saudi Arabia are equally acknowledged for their moral and material contributions to the success of the maiden edition of Breakthrough 2020. Thanks Pa Lawrence Anifalaje of London UK who, even at his octogenarian days is still working tirelessly for our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ. Thanks to Brother Solomon Abbey of Rockville Maryland and another Aquila and Priscilla Couples; Brother Victor Ilori and his wife Modupe in Dallas, TX. I will not remiss to express the profound gratitude of the entire workers here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center to the state governors and ministers in the Federal Republic of Nigeria who supported not only the Breakthrough 2020, but this ministry as appreciation for what the Almighty God has used us for in their lives. Once again, we thank you all.
In working for the Lord of lords and King of kings, He often orchestrates events, situations and circumstances to bring precious souls together to work in His Vineyard. In assembling the Twelve, Peter who later became the rock and leader wasn't the first to be called. Andrew his younger brother was the one instrumental in bringing Peter to the Lord. The Zebedee Brothers were called because they were at the right place at the right time with their fellow fishermen when they made it into the First Callers. The Jesus Christ Solution Center was and still is a ministry put together by the Holy Spirit, and He is the One that is bringing us together as His workers for His Utmost. On behalf of my wife, Dr Margie Neal-Fayemiwo and me, we want to thank our ministry administrator, Dr Gerald Onyebuchi Onukwugha for the great success we recorded at the maiden edition of Breakthrough 2020. From the bottom of my heart and the entire co-laborers in the King's Vineyard here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, we thank Brother Kola Olatunde, one of us and the technical and web brain of this ministry. His dexterity at all gizmos of the modern era makes us in the Old School watch enviously green. I have no doubt that the Holy Spirit brought this remarkable young man with cybernetic talent to our fold and part of us to take this ministry to greater heights and next spiritual level. It shall be so in our individual spiritual lives and corporately in this ministry in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
THE END CAN BE NOW, DEATH IS CERTAIN: WHERE WILL YOU FINALLY END?
That day will remain indelible in my life forever. It was a Friday afternoon on February 21, 1997. I was inside the dungeon of the Directorate of Military Intelligence of the Nigerian military Apapa Southwest Lagos. I had been kidnapped from Cotonou, Republic of Benin by the goons of Gen. Sani Abacha, the late Nigerian military dictator (1993-1998). I had fled my native nation, because of persecution and harassment as publisher/editor of Razor Magazine. My ordeal was reported by world newspapers. ("Government detention practices cause many persons to be "missing" for extended periods. The only known case of a politically motivated disappearance was that of former Razor newspaper editor Moshood Fayemiwo, who spent 7 months in detention before escaping to neighboring Benin Republic in September 1996. On February 14, Fayemiwo disappeared from the United Nations refugee camp where he had been living with his family. Mrs. Fayemiwo reported that her husband had been kidnapped by "unknown security agents," but reliable sources claim he is being held incommunicado by Nigerian security services. The military junta was asked repeatedly about the case by the media, but did not acknowledge any involvement" (See Pages 5 & 6 U.S. Department of State Nigeria Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1997, Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, January 30, 1998. (See the web link here:- (https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/eoir/legacy/2013/06/07/hrp97nigeria.pdf)
Similarly, according to the New York-based Human Rights Watch 1997 while reporting about my ordeal: "Moshood Fayemiwo, publisher of Razor magazine, was allegedly abducted by Nigerian agents in Cotonou, Benin Republic in February 1997, and has since been held incommunicado in Apapa military camp in Lagos, Nigeria " (See link: https://www.hrw.org/reports/1997/nigeria/Nigeria-05.htm#P451_107749).
In the same vein, the London-based Amnesty International (AI) reported about Moshood's case in its reports of January 1, 1998 thus: "Scores of journalists were detained, usually for short periods, throughout the year. Moshood Fayemiwo, publisher of the Razor news magazine, was reportedly abducted by Nigerian security agents from neighbouring Benin in February and subsequently detained in an underground cell at a Directorate of Military Intelligence detention facility in Lagos" ( See the web link to the Report by the Amnesty International in London, UK: https://www.refworld.org/docid/3ae6a9f31c.html)
Also, the Columbia University New York School of Journalism Report about my situation this way: "Nigerian security agents faced no impediments in February 1997, when they kidnapped Razor magazine publisher Moshood Fayemiwo in broad daylight in neighboring Benin and transported him across the border to Nigeria. There he was detained, chained to a pipe, and tortured until his release in September 1998. ---- (Source Columbia Journalism Review (CJR) Nov/Dec, 1998 Journalism Building, 2950 Broadway, Columbia University, New York, NY, USA (http://backissues.cjrarchives.org/year/98/). From Ghana, South Africa, Kenya, Austria, Toronto, Canada to Germany, Paris, France and all campaigns around the world to the Nigerian military schizoid for my release failed until Gen. Sani Abacha died on June 08, 1998 and Moshood relocated to the United States. But before I relocated to the United States after nearly two years completely quarantined and wearing the same cloth, I wanted to commit suicide. I had embarked on hunger strike for seven days from February 14, 1997 when I was kidnapped to Friday February 21, 1997.
Hope had been eviscerated inside this Gulag. Then I heard a Voice as if it were yesterday. "Moshood, Moshood, Moshood," He called and I heard thrice. "Who are you?" I shouted. "I'm Jesus Christ Who created you, I've brought you here to use you. A Bible will be given to you?" I wasn't hallucinating. This was not a vision, a trance, a dream or whatever. I wasn't sleeping, it was not a night. I was crying for being kidnapped the previous night back to a nation I had fled. I heard the Voice of Jesus Christ as I would talk to a human person one-on-one except not face-to-face. Somehow, I slept after Jesus Christ spoke to me only to be awoken this time by a human voice. It was the pastor at the detention facility. He said two weeks before I was brought to the Gulag, the Holy Spirit instructed him to purchase three copies of the Holy Bible-NIV Version Large Print Edition. He informed me that he used one copy for his personal use, second copy for the use of other detainees and the third copy he kept for me as if he knew I would be brought to that Gulag. He said he would love to send that third copy when the sentries would bring me my dinner later that day. This confirmed the earlier Voice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and His instructions: "I'm Jesus Christ Who created you, I've brought you here to use you. A Bible will be given to you?" That was 23 years ago.
I was born a Moslem. I was an orphan having lost both parents in my teens. Life was nasty, brutish and hellish growing up in Nigeria. I knew the circumstances of the deaths of my parents which I had chronicled in my published book titled: "The Kingdom of Satan Exposed; Activities of Principalities and Demon https://www.barnesandnoble.com/s/Moshood+Fayemiwo?_requestid=7817136). I was exposed to voodoo, black magic, charlatans, marabouts etc very early in life in order to protect me so I would not be taken out like my parents. It was at the University of Lagos that I first made profession of faith and belief in Jesus Christ in 1986. I was saved but not born-again (John 3:3;5). That day I heard the Voice of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the Military Gulag, I have not remained the same. That I survived that detention was a miracle on its own, because many detainees never made it.
Friend, I don't know where you're reading this; at the airport, hotel lobby, guest house, about to board a plane, traveling by road, at the mall, in a library, in a restaurant, in a church, at a motor-park, driving to work, relaxing in the comfort of your living room, at a kitchen, browsing the Internet, in a hotel, about to see your boyfriend or girlfriend, inside the prison yard, about to send an email and this article was given you, on the phone talking to a friend, at the gas station, at the post office, at the city hall, at the court house, waiting for the train, about to board the bus going to work or heading home inside a mosque, or in any of the thousand places human beings converge; death is a breath away.
Mr. Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna, the other parents and passengers inside the helicopter that crashed on that ill-fated Sunday at Calabasas, California never knew that was their last day on earth. Death can come at any time, anyhow unannounced. I could have died inside Sani Abacha's Gulag 23 years ago, but the Lord God Almighty gave me another opportunity. You that are alive today reading this have another opportunity for you to read this account. Don't treat this disclosure with disdain. Don't throw away the opportunity of being alive today. Tomorrow is not and can never be guaranteed.
The Holy Bible, the Book which the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ said would be given to me at the Gulag 23 years ago said: "And it is appointed unto men-and women too-once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). In other words, death is inevitable for every human being, including you and me. It is a one shot, no re-do. We only pass this earthly dimension once. Do you know where you are going after death? What type of judgment awaits you on the Other Side immediately you die? If anyone told you that you will not die, you aren't that stupid to believe such a person right? So one day, you will leave this planet; thus, the question is not whether you will die or not; rather, where will you go after death? Don't tell me death ends it all, because that Hebrews 9:27 says a day of judgment is down the Street of Time. That Jesus Christ Who appeared to me told me in the Nigerian Gulag told me He would be the Great Judge on that Day. "For the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son" (John 5:22)-referring to Jesus Christ. When this Jesus Christ comes, how would He judge everyone human being; including you and me? Hear Him: "When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his glorious throne. All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left. "Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'"The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'"Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.' "They also will answer, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?' "He will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.' "Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life." (Matthew 25:31-46).
When you appear before the Judgment Seat of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, will He call you a sheep or goat? Do you know Him here now while alive? Have you given your life to this Great Judge? Have you taken Him as your Lord, Master and Savior? Do you want to know Him more? You can become one of His sheep today instead of being dismissed as a goat when you appear at His Judgment Seat after death. Write to:-The Jesus Christ Solution Center, P.O. Box 0123, Cameron, TX 76520-0123 OR email: email@example.com
TRIBUTE TO MY STEP-MOTHER: MADAM MABEL OLUFUNKE FAYEMIWO (1933-2019)
Navigating relationships and filial bonds in a polarizing polygamous family such as ours can be unnerving while I was growing up in the Ademola Olumuyiwa Fayemiwo at Iloro, Owo Western Nigeria. Although born in my maternal ancestral family house at Ododasa Owo, I grew up outside my paternal roots. With 14 brood and many relatives, far and near from the paternal and maternal aisles of my late father, it was evident that my father had a lot on his plate and had no wherewithal to meet sundry needs and cater to all his children. I watched this lack at close range and I made certain life decisions from such experiences. As the mach-head of the family, the strains of meeting all needs definitely affected my father when he passed on in summer 1980 at the young age of 50.
But of my father's four wives; Abeke, who is late, Raliat Malomo, my mother, Mabel Olufunke and Omowonuola, Madam Mabel Olufunke Fayemiwo, who died last year October 2 was the one who brought much effulgence to us as children when my father relocated from Owo to Mushin Lagos in the late 1960s to his death in 1980. I narrated all these events in my forthcoming memoirs and autobiography; "Kidnapped To Glory." Mama Ronke as affectionately called was a very hardworking mother; a school teacher, a dedicated wife and most importantly, a transparent believer and follower of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as her grand-daughter, Ifeoluwa Fawehinmi made me to understand. I doubt if my co-siblings were aware that it was her regular paycheck as an elementary school teacher at Megbon-Maburo Primary School nearby our residence in Mushin, Lagos that sustained the entire family between 1967 and 1980. Madam Mabel Olufunke Fayemiwo (nee Ijamakinwa) was the financial rock of the family and supported my father to the end without holding back. She searched for me endlessly after I regained my freedom from the Directorate of Military Intelligence-DMI- where I was detained during the June 12, 1993 crisis by late Gen. Sani Abacha in 1997-1998. We could not see one-on-one till I relocated to the United States. We spoke several times over the phone, but there was no opportunity for us to talk one-on-one before she took her final exit last October 2019. She left us at the age of 86 while my father left us in May 1980 at the young age of 50.
Death awaits each of us after the Journey of Life. My step-mother has now transited to the Other Side and we individually shall make our exits when the time comes. All it remains now is to face the Final Judgment of the Lord God Almighty through our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ Who is the Great Judge as the Book of Life says: "It is appointed unto men (and women too) once to die, but after this the judgment" (Hebrews 9:27). She was laid to rest penultimate week just as we were meeting for the Breakthrough 2020 here in Texas and she in my ancestral town of Owo, Ondo State, Western Nigeria. I hope we shall see at the Feet of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at the Great Union, Amen.