THE CHRISTIAN WALK
|Friday, April 26, 2019|
Cameron, Texas, USA
didn't apply for this job. I didn't even know the True Lord God Almighty while growing up other than the elementary knowledge of a Creator common to all human beings. A semblance of His awesomeness and love were twisted, to use Apostle Peter's words: "…from the empty way of life handed down to you-me-from your (my) ancestors-forefathers" (I Peter 1:18). Growing up as a Moslem in Africa and cocooned in religious putrescence was the first sign that nagged all I was taught and exposed to as a young man. What if all I had known and taught were after all wrong and empty in my existential voyage? That doubt lingered until I entered the University of Lagos in the 1980s and the True Lord God Almighty arranged situations and circumstances to reveal Himself to me as the Sovereign Lord God Almighty. So I was saved in 1986 but not until Friday February 14, 1997 did I become a born-again child of the Living God as the King of kings and Lord of lords Himself disclosed: "Jesus replied: Very truly I tell you, no one can see the Kingdom of God unless they are born-again" (John 3:3). This is the narrow requirement for any fallen and sin-soaked son/daughter of Adam and Eve to return to their Creator and not religious observations, moral and ethical goodness.
After my salvation 34 years ago, I became born-again Christian 22 years ago; but these two stages didn't cut it until the final and third stage: which is; being filled with the Holy Spirit. So I was filled with the Holy Spirit on the same day of Friday February 14, 1997 while in political exile in neighboring Benin Republic, West Africa. It was during the Luciferous regime of the late Madman of Nigeria; Gen Sani Abacha. The three stages of spiritual born-again as opposed to natural birth was disclosed once again by the King Himself in the same John 3: "Jesus answered: Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the Kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the (Holy) Spirit" (John 3:5a). This Nicodemus Discourse, which is often referred to as the jurisprudence of Judeo-Christian beliefs and the grundnorm of our existential voyage as Christ followers was a twin throwback to the overall plan of the True Lord God Almighty in redeeming lost humanity. He stated this Divine Plan in the Old Testament this way in the Book of Ezekiel: "'For I will take you out of the nations; I will gather you from all the countries and bring you back into your own land. I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your impurities and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit in you; I will remove from you your heart of stone and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit in you and move you to follow my decrees and be careful to keep my laws" (Ezekiel 36:24-27). The One Who made these three promises in the Old Testament-Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the King of kings and Lord of lords-was the same One Who spoke to Rabbi Nicodemus in John 3::3 & 5) in the New Testament. If you say you are a Christian and haven't passed through these three stages: a new heart of flesh as opposed to Adamic heart of stone, a new spirit as opposed to natural spirit at birth and the Holy Spirit in tow, you will not be sure-footed of your eternal destination. This is not complicated at all. Many precious souls have called us numerous times asking how they could discover the purpose and personal will of the Lord God Almighty for them. You can't discover the purpose and plan, including the personal will of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for your life until you have passed through these three stages of life. This is how the Lord Jesus Christ has set up His System and requirements to entering His Kingdom, because "Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever" (Hebrews 13:8); Hallelujah!
After discovering His plan and personal will for your life, you cannot just plunge into His calling; you must be trained by the Holy Spirit. His work for you has been planned before you were born as Apostle Paul disclosed: "In Him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will in order that we, who were the first to put our hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession-to the praise of his glory" (Ephesians 1:11-14). From the moment you became saved, endued with the Holy Spirit and you enter into His purpose and will for your life, which mainstream Church refers to as ministry; every activity you engage in, both the good and bad; life and death, joy and sadness, plenty and want, being loved and being hated; indeed, all things that life throw at you are part of your learning curves, training, teaching and life experiences toward carrying out the purpose and will of your creator on planet earth. The mélange of these life experiences and farrago of the pleasant and the inconveniences we pass through as Christ Ambassadors and pilgrims on earth are collectively referred to as "the good of the Lord" as cryptically captured by Apostle Paul thusy: "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. For those God foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the first born among many brothers and sisters. And those he predestined, he also called; those he called, he also justified; those he justified, he also glorified "(Romans 8:28-30). We quote with relish that Verse 28 without spiritual insight into the "good" of our Sovereign Lord God Almighty. Trust me; the inconvenient truth is that, most times the "good" of the Sovereign Lord of the heavens and earth can be a hot potato the human hand doesn't want to touch and the human heart despises. Job experienced such "good" of God when he lost his children and everything in the cosmic warfare between the Almighty God and Satan. It is inconvenient to see the "good" of God in the beheading of the only child of aging couples of Zechariah and Elizabeth: John the Baptist. The "good" of the Almighty God was served when Moses left the opulence of Egypt as Crown Prince in Pharaoh's Courtyard for exile and experienced social anomie for 40 years in the University of Experience, Midian Campus. The "good of God" later led to the liberation and freedom of a nation through which the Almighty God would visit us and redeem us. Over and over again in the Book of Life, we see this leitmotiv playing out in the narrow gate to eternal life. Such "good" of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ played out penultimate week here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, Cameron
Brother Toye Odubiro and his vivacious wife, Sister Biodun Odubiro had been married for 12 years, but had known each other for 16 years. The marriage had produced no fruit of the womb until the couples got in touch with us 14 months ago from their base in Springfield Illinois. I am sharing this testimony because they consented to sharing their stories, because we are not into retail Christianity here at the Jesus Christ Solution Center. When they reached out to us, the Holy Spirit instructed me on what to do and He answered our prayers. I have shared their testimonies in this column in previous articles (See the testimonies of the Odubiros here in this column: ( https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/042218.html ) as published on Sunday April 22,2018. Also another article on their miracle baby published
(https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/050218.html) on Wednesday May 2, 2018). One of the vows that Brother Toye and Sister Biodun made to the Lord last year when we were seeking the Glorious Face and Miracle of the Sovereign Lord God Almighty for their miracle baby was that; they would come here to celebrate the first birthday of their God-given child as appreciation to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The Lord God Almighty answered our prayers and against all the tactics of Satan and his demons, the miracle child was born. I remember one afternoon when Sister Biodun called me in far away Africa during the pregnancy of what demonic forces were about to accomplish, but all the diabolical plans of Satan were thwarted. As many know, I am always on the move for His Utmost, but I resolved that I would stay at our base in Texas no matter what to celebrate with the Odubiros and assist in paying their vows to the Lord God Almighty just as Daddy-my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ admonished us His faithful and serious children: "If you make a vow to the LORD your God, do not be slow to pay it, for the LORD your God will certainly demand it of you and you will be guilty of sin" (Deuteronomy 23:21). Those sacred words were repeated again in Ecclesiastes 5:4: "When you make a vow to God, do not delay to fulfill it. He has no pleasure in fools; fulfill your vow."
I had promised Brother Toye and Sister Biodun that I would not travel anywhere during the celebration of the 1st birthday of Ebunoluwa, their bundle of joy from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They proceeded to make all arrangements and just as they were about to fly into Texas, the bad news came from California. The week that we were to celebrate Ebunoluwa Odubiro's first year birthday was the week my second son, Oluwafemi Emmanuel Fayemiwo died. Satan was laughing and demonic forces threw a party. "Everything must be put on hold", Satan whispered. "You've lost your son, if your God Whom you serve is that a good and wonderful God, why should He allow your son to die? The news of my son's passing was all over the social media and here too in my column. Pronto, Brother Toye called and suggested we put on hold the celebration of their bundle of joy since I needed time to mourn the death of my son. It was a tragic-comedy and as I agonized, the Holy Spirit strengthened me. Satan is a bastard! His fallen spirits are fools and hopeless. Who would have the final laugh, if we canceled the first year birthday celebration of Ebunoluwa Odubiro in accordance with the vow made by her parents? Satan of course! The Sovereign Lord God Almighty had told us in the Book of Life: "I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols" (Isaiah 42:8). Over and over again, the King of kings and Lord of Lords told us He is a jealous God and never would He share His onerous Glory with Satan and with man.
Who gave me Oluwafemi Emmanuel Fayemiwo as a son? The True Lord God Almighty! Who gave Ebunoluwa Odubiro to Brother Toye and Sister Biodun? My Lord and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Who took my son, Oluwafemi from me as my son? Satan! Because my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ doesn't give and take as Job said ( "Job said: "Naked I came from my mother's womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised" (Job 1:21 NLT). Job was oblivious of the spiritual warfare raging in the heavenly over his faith and that was the reason for blaming the death of his children on the Almighty God. Now for us with better and superior covenant midwife by the Precious Blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Calvary, we know through the Holy Spirit that incidents like the death of my son, Oluwafemi was perpetrated by Satan and his human hirelings but was allowed by my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for His Purpose. This is what is meant by the "Good" of the Sovereign Lord God Almighty (Romans 8:28). Hallelujah! So, we didn't allow the passing of Oluwafemi , who had served his time and waiting for me to join him in heaven in the next 43years: 2061- dampen our resolve to praise the True Lord God Almighty at the 1st year birthday of adorable Ebunoluwa Odubiro as captured in the following pictures penultimate week here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, TX:
*Brother Toye and Sister Biodun Odubiro made a vow that, if the True Lord God Almighty answered our prayers for them for the fruit of the womb, they vowed they would celebrate the first year birthday of the baby in Cameron TX. They kept their vow, but it coincided with the very week I lost my son, Oluwafemi Emmanuel Fayemiwo. However, Satan could not withstand of the Living God and we went ahead to celebrate here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, Cameron. All Glory to the King of kings and Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
*I had promised Brother Toye and Sister Biodun that I would not travel anywhere during the celebration of the 1st birthday of Ebunoluwa, their bundle of joy from our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. They proceeded to make all arrangements and just as they were about to fly into Texas, the bad news came from California. The week that we were to celebrate Ebunoluwa Odubiro's first year birthday was the week my second son, Oluwafemi Emmanuel Fayemiwo died.
*Mrs. Abiodun Salami Odubiro and her bundle of joy; Ebunoluwa Abigail Odubiro at her 1st birthday celebration here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, Cameron TX. In spite of our loss of Oluwafemi Emmanuel Fayemiwo the week of April 12, 2019, we went ahead with our celebration to honor the King of kings of Lord of lords and thereby put Satan and his fallen demons, including their human agents into shame and disgrace. All the Glory to our Sovereign Lord God Almighty Who has redeemed us through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.
MY SON, OLUWAFEMI EMMANUEL FAYEMIWO GOES HOME
My second son, Oluwafemi Emmanuel Fayemiwo came on Easter Sunday on April 04, 1993. He left us on Easter Celebration this month April 2019. He came from the Lord. He lived on his own terms and lived on his worldview but never strayed from me as his believing Dad. I can say it with confident that he made it to heaven. Did he leave a sin-free life during his 26 years sojourn here with us? Certainly not! But I personally administered the Confession of sin and Declaration of Faith in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on him as far back as 1999 way back in Africa. When we relocated to the United States almost 20 years ago, I made him reiterate his commitment to the Kingship and Lordship of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Last December 24, 2018 which he celebrated with us here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, we struck up another round of conversations in our expansive kitchen here in Cameron in the presence of my wife and spiritual partner; Dr Margie Neal-Fayemiwo and as usual, our topic was on eternal life. As Dr Margie recalled, I made him to re-commit himself to faith and belief in our Lord Jesus Christ according to Romans 10:9-10.
Femi was responsible for jumpstarting my ministry as a man called by the Almighty God and ordained by the Holy Spirit. Satan used all kinds of tricks and let out all the denizens of hell to kybosh what is being achieved today in my life after my family relocated to the United States twenty years ago. But Satan failed, because Femi was the son the Almighty God used to break my tethering to an unequally yoked partner. If for that alone, he was special child. I will be explaining more in my biography of him that is in the works and will be launched in his honor later this year. We shall meet again at the re-union as soon as I am finished too with my assignment here on planet earth in 2061 in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen.
Meanwhile, The Oluwafemi Emmanuel Fayemiwo Memorial Foundation FEMIOF- is about to be established by Dr Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo and Dr Margie Marie Neal-Fayemiwo, father and step-mother of Late Oluwafemi Emmanuel Sunday Fayemiwo to immortalize his short years on this planet. Death is the inevitable end of us all as lesser mortals. It is not the length of life, but essence of life that matters. We shall keep you posted on latest developments on the forthcoming FEMOF in the weeks and months ahead. Thanks. --Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo, PhD, MA, MS, MA and --Margie Marie Neal-Fayemiwo, Ed.D, MA, M.Ed. (Trustees, 254-605-4035, Texas USA). My son did not die in vain. The Good of the Lord has started to manifest in his transition to Glory. "Then I saw "a new heaven and a new earth," for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and there was no longer any sea. I saw the Holy City, the New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride beautifully dressed for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, "Look! God's dwelling place is now among the people and He will dwell with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. 'He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away." He who was seated on the throne said, "I am making everything new!" Then he said, "Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true." He said to me: "It is done. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End. To the thirsty I will give water without cost from the spring of the water of life. Those who are victorious will inherit all this, and I will be their God and they will be my children. But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars-they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death." (Revelation 21:1-8).
*Femi with his best friend, Dwight Fiske and his last resting place at the National Cemetery Florida.
*At lying-in-state draped in American flag with full honor as a veteran and in service of his nation, the United States of America.
I wish to express my gratitude to all precious souls; presidents, governors, distinguished senators, politicians, ministers, lawyers, doctors, men and women of God, colleagues, acquaintances, family members and relatives, Oluwafemi Emmanuel Fayemiwo's friends, indeed, precious souls from all over the world too numerous to mention who called, sent text messages, reached us through email, social media, letters and all conceivable communication outlets during our mourning and loss. I will be publishing some of the condolences as space permits in this column. To lose a child is not a bearable tragedy, because the prayer of every parent is that our children should outlive us. But as it has happened, we know the Good of the Almighty God would come out of Femi's passing. As the Giver of Life told us: "In all things, give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning us," (I Thessalonians 5:18), Amen.
PROGRAM NOTE: If Satan and his fallen spiritual bastards, including their pitiful and pathetic human hirelings think they can distract us here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, Cameron TX USA on our God-given assignment, they are sorely mistaken. My son is in heaven and I will go to him in the distant future-2061. But our series on false prophets and false denominations which we started few weeks ago will resume apace after this mourning period. Take it or leave, we shall not be distracted! Please watch out! Thanks.