THE CHRISTIAN WALK

Sunday, April 30, 2023
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TO MIIKE ADENUGA (Jr): NIGERIA'S ELEEMOSYNARY ICON AT 70!

"Our days may come to seventy years, or eighty, if our strength endures; yet the best of them are but trouble and sorrow, for they quickly pass, and we fly away" ---THE HOLY BIBLE Psalm 90:10)

rarely name drop. I hate it. As a genuine prophet of the Living God, we have been placed on a higher pedestal that we welcome all precious souls with open arms, because this Good News is for all and thus: "� I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile" (Romans 1:16). In being called onto the works of the True Lord God Almighty, there are some destiny helpers the One Who Owns the heavens and the universe, including all that are in them would put at our disposal so we can do and complete our individual assignments in the Journey of Life. Papa Abram was a millionaire within the few years he obeyed the Lord God when He was instructed to leave the land of his birth at age 75 and proceeded to the place, He would fulfil his destiny. Obedience to the Creator invites Divine blessing. He said as much to him: "The LORD had said to Abram, "Go from your country, your people and your father's household to the land I will show you. "I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." (Gen. 12:1-3). In fulfillment of His promises to Papa Abraham, the True Lord God Almighty moved the spirit of Pharaoh to bless Abraham materially: "He-referring to Pharaoh- treated Abram well for her sake, and Abram acquired sheep and cattle, male and female donkeys, male and female servants, and camels" (Gen. 12:16) and "�Abram had become very wealthy in livestock and in silver and gold" (Gen. 13:2). Abraham was stupendously rich that there were 318 employees-excluding their wives and children-living in his household that he could raise an army to rescue his nephew, Lot who was always bringing a lot of problems (Gen. 14:14). The genesis of Abraham's wealth could be traced to his encounter with Pharaoh whom the Almighty God used to fulfill His promises.

When my Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ Who is the Almighty God Himself came down to us on earth in human flesh as one of us in order to save us from Satan's spiritual servitude and hellish stronghold, He used the Magi to bless His Only-Begotten Son at His Birth thus: "After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, "Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews? We saw his star when it rose and have come to worship him." �After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the child was. When they saw the star, they were overjoyed. On coming to the house, they saw the child with his mother Mary, and they bowed down and worshipped him. Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to go back to Herod, they returned to their country by another route" (Matthew 2:1-2, 9- 12). Though He was King of kings, Lord of lords and Owner of us all since His Hands created and made all, yet He relied on human beings to supply His earthly needs throughout His 3-year ministry as disclosed to us in Luke 8:1-3 "After this, Jesus traveled about from one town and village to another, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom of God. The Twelve were with him, and also some women who had been cured of evil spirits and diseases: Mary (called Magdalene) from whom seven demons had come out; Joanna the wife of Chuza, the manager of Herod's household; Susanna; and many others. These women were helping to support them out of their own means." The Roman Centurion had his aide cured because of his large-heartedness, even as a non-Jew sent from Rome as the head of their constabulary. "When Jesus had concluded His discourse in the hearing of the people, He went to Capernaum. There a highly valued servant of a centurion was sick and about to die. When the centurion heard about Jesus, he sent some Jewish elders to ask Him to come and heal his servant. They came to Jesus and pleaded with Him earnestly, "This man is worthy to have You grant this, for he loves our nation and has built our synagogue" (Luke 7:1-5). How about another Gentile who was saved with his entire family? It was because of his acts of generosity and faith in the True Lord God Almighty. Read these: "At Caesarea there was a man named Cornelius, a centurion in what was called the Italian Regiment. He and all his household were devout and God-fearing. He gave generously to the people and prayed to God regularly. One day at about the ninth hour, he had a clear vision of an angel of God who came to him and said, "Cornelius!" Cornelius stared at him in fear and asked, "What is it, Lord? "The angel answered, "Your prayers and gifts to the poor have ascended as a memorial offering before God. Now send men to Joppa to call for a man named Simon who is called Peter. He is staying with Simon the tanner, whose house is by the sea. When the angel who spoke to him had gone, Cornelius called two of his servants and a devout soldier from among his attendants. He explained what had happened and sent them to Joppa" (Acts 10:1-8).

My path crossed with Otunba Mike Adenuga in 1993 shortly after the Lord Almighty used my late cousin, Tunji Fagboyegun of blessed memory to provide the seed money for the establishment of that samizdat I was publishing known as Razor. The board had been constituted, our corporate office had been procured and recruitment was underway. It is no secret that setting up a publishing outfit was and still is a capital-intensive venture. You may have the glittering corporate office festoon with all the gizmos and latest printing materials but if you are not in the streets with copies, you will not succeed. I had approached Bros Wole Olaoye who was a senior professional colleague and ex-president of the University of Ife Students Union (now Obafemi Awolowo University) for help. He was at Academy Press Plc, Ilupeju Lagos as a director under the chairmanship of late Alhaji Bashir Alade Idris- Animashaun who departed the world earlier this year. It was Bros Olaoye who gave me a note to the Technical Section of Academy Press Plc at Gbagada Estate, Oworonsoki Expressway, Lagos, and we acquired our computers on generous payment plans. But we ran into financial difficulties in purchasing newsprints and publishing. Sourcing for interested investors was becoming harder because of the stringent conditions I spelt out to any would-be investors. First, you would not be listed openly as a member of the board, because you would run into trouble much later with the Nigerian Government since I knew the Gonzo Journalism I had in mind. Second, you would not be involved in dictating our editorial contents; in other words, you would not interfere with my editorial judgment as publisher/editor and lastly, you are only a part of the whole and so didn't own the newspaper. I owned the newspaper, because it was my "baby", but you would get returns in monetary terms for your investment, period! In fact, I prophesied that I would run such a proficuous publication and break-even within six months, which to any investor was sophistry. The latter disclosure enticed all those that I approached for investment, but immediately I read the first two conditions, they wanted out. I still remember Alhaji Adejumo that Brother Tunji Fagboyegun gave me a letter to as a potential investor. He received me warmly at his Jibowu Office in Lagos Mainland and was about to write his check when I read out the conditions and he looked at me morosely and hectored: "You mean I should put my name in a business I would not have a say?" "So, if I send a person to you to hire as a director, you wont give him a job?' he asked quizzically. I explained that if his candidate was good, he or she would be hired, but his candidate would not be hired because you are a member of my board of directors. He clamped up and called off the meeting. We later met at Alagbon Detention Center, Ikoyi Lagos where I was detained years later and when he saw me, he shouted; "Aburo, I'm sorry, I should have invested in your magazine."

*Otunba Michael Adeniyi Agbolade Ishola Adenuga Jr. enters the septuagenarian club in a nation the average life expectancy is 54, even for millionaires. He could not attain this Biblical threshold without the Favor of the True Lord God Almighty. They call him The Bull because of his Zodiac sign but as a prophet of the Most High, I don't believe in so-called Zodiac signs. I would rather refer to him as Destiny Helper Extraordinaire!

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*Otunba Adenuga with President Macron of France and former President John Mahama of Ghana. Macron conferred France's highest honor, Commander of the Legion of Honor on The Guru while Mahama bestowed Ghana's highest honor, Companion of the Star of Ghana on the man of honor.

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The same attitude was displayed by Mr. Duro Owolabi of the famed Forum Financial Group when Brother Tunji Fagboyegun set up a meeting between me and him at his Allen Avenue Ikeja, Lagos office. "Tunji and I have discussed, so no problem," he told me. That day, the late Navy Captain Sunday Abiodun Olukoya, military administrator of Ondo State (1990-1992) was with Mr. Owolabi and so we rescheduled our appointment for me to pick up his check at his Oregun, Ikeja Annex Office. He too freaked out as I handed him the Shareholder's Agreement Letter. "You mean if I want you to publish or not publish something, you will reject my request as a board member," he demanded. "It depends on the material, but�" He cut me off pallidly then demurred a little and changed his mind. "I will talk to Tunji," and I never heard from him until his Forum Financial Group went under and soon became unarguably the greatest financial scandal of the '90s in Nigeria. The reason I stipulated those conditions was my earlier experience with a publication known as Lady Magazine I earlier founded, and the board was chaired by Prince Adeseye Ogunlewe who later became a senator and minister of works. That is a story for another day.

Meanwhile, things were happening at dizzying speed, my workers had resumed, we had announced our debut and three stories had been lined up for the newsstands. We only had enough for two publications; supposed the two editions didn't sell, we would be toast and pack up. Then I began to pray. A message came from London and there was no mobile phones in those days. I was told to go and see an in-law in Victoria Island. She lived at Oko-Awo and after we discussed, she told me she would link me up with some investors, but I should remove those conditions. I refused. As she was seeing me off, I looked across the street and saw this elegant edifice which smelled of money. I mean living in Victoria Island and Ikoyi in those days were paradise on earth, at least in Nigeria. "Who is the owner of this house opposite you Sister Sola?" I asked intriguingly. "That's Michael Adenuga Jr house, the guru," she replied laughing. "You think he might be interested in investing in your magazine?" "Sister, there is nothing God cannot do, Who knows?" I replied. "Well, he's loaded, but the problem is that he rarely goes out. I have seen him maybe twice or so from afar since I have been living here. He's a recluse. You know he owns Equatorial Trust Bank and Devcom Merchant Bank and an oil company among several others, but like I said, he doesn't go out so how will you be able to see him." We laughed. As I was returning home back to the Mainland that day, I began to pray to the Lord God Almighty to arrange situations and circumstances that somehow and anyhow, I should have an encounter with this rich man.

*It has not been smooth sailing for Adenuga in Nigeria's tempestuous business world. In 2003, President Obasanjo nixed his agreement with former President Ibrahim Babangida to do one term and Obasanjo, a bull in a China shop took on his junior military officer at Minna, Niger State. But the wily former military head of state (1976-1979) preferred to go for the jugulars of Babangida Boys and his family using the notorious Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). Mohammed, IBB's eldest son was arrested, and a political Amber Alert was placed on Adenuga. The plot was to put narcotics on Adenuga's private jet, but His Royal Highness, Oba Sikiru Adetona Ogbagba III, Awujale of Ijebu Land forfended the plot. Adenuga is a cousin to the Awujale on the maternal side at Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.

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The True Lord God Almighty answers prayers indeed! The second investor who abided with my conditions was Uncle Jibola Ogunsiji who later became member of the Ogun State Assembly. We hit the newsstands without a bang and as money was drying up unbeknown to my workers, then a professional colleague came calling. We were coevals way back at the University of Lagos and after the normal pleasantries, he went to his car and brought out a bag. "I have this for you," he put the bag on my office table. I opened it. "Who sent you?" I demanded. "Otunba Mike Adenuga, he said you should manage this." Folks, if you read in this column that I refer to Jesus Christ as my Lord, Master, and Savior, it is because of all His blessings on my life in the past and even now and I know till I depart this earthly realm. Then the money began to come virtually every week so that within three months, we became financially strong. To the Glory of the Lord, I became a young millionaire in Nigeria. As my good friend, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, erstwhile governor of State of Osun and outgoing minister of Interior usually say; "Fayee, gbogbo e ti di itan" meaning, "All is now history. "More will be coming in my autobiography Kidnapped To Glory, but this is for one of my Destiny Helpers. Yes, the Lord God Almighty answered my prayers through Mike Adenuga and others, but this is for Adenuga the Destiny Helper Extraordinaire.

When I relocated to the United States, I decided to suss out the canard back home in Nigeria that Adenuga's source of wealth was drug trafficking, but the feedback was negative. Although he had some business connections with former military president, retired Gen. Ibrahim Babangida and that was the reason vindictive Olusegun Obasanjo went after Adenuga in 2003. Adenuga once was a cabbie in New York and as a graduate of Business Administration, he struggled and exploited his entrepreneurial spirit for success. He is an icon, but more than that, he has a large heart. His eleemosynary gestures through the Mike Adenuga Foundation would be too long to fit into this piece. Recently, I was having a discussion with His Royal Majesty Oba Sikiru Adetona Awujale, Paramount Ruler of Ijebu Land and the longest reigning king in the world-1960 to date- and Kabiyesi disclosed that am I aware that his cousin, Otunba Mike Adenuga Jr loved my mansion here in Texas and once disclosed his interest in acquiring it and I laughed. As The Guru-I prefer that to The Bull-reaches a definitive milestone, I pray he gives his life to my Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ while continuing to help the needy, succor the orphans and the fatherless, touching the poor and widows with his large heart and lifting others up with his milk of kindness. He has acquired the silver, diamond, and gold which we shall all leave behind as lesser mortals. He should mow shift his gaze on the hereafter just as King Solomon said and he should know as the richest and wisest human being ever to live on planet earth thus: "This is the end of the matter; all hath been heard: Fear God and keep his commandments; for this is the whole duty of man" (Ecclesiastes 12:13 ASV). Happy 70th Birthday Sir! Remain blessed in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.

GIVE YOUR LIFE TO OUR LORD, MASTER, AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST NOW!

"Jesus told them: You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am [the one I claim to be], you will indeed die in your sins." (John 8: 23-24)

The world is going mad! The people of the Noahic Age didn't perpetrate sins and abominable acts to the current astounding level in the Face of the True Lord God Almighty before He wiped that generation away with the Great Deluge. The people of Sodom and Gomorrah will protest their evisceration if the True Lord God Almighty spare this cursed and present generation from their sins. Where is the world going? The United States has confirmed that all countries in the world, in order to establish good relations with the great powers, must accept same-sex marriage (woman/woman or man/man. Germany has just signed the law that declares that there is no more incest, that is to say: brother and sister can get married, mom and son, dad, and daughter, etc. The city of Miami is now proclaimed the city of purchase of public sex. That means on the way, to church, at the mosque, at the market, at the football field, if you need sex, you can enjoy it at any time without any problem. Canada has allowed bestiality (sex with animals). In Spain: pornographic films are allowed in high school and universities. The authorization of the prostitution of minors is given. One Marg Luker of Canada states that any young girl at the age of 10 who feels sexual pleasure, no one should prevent her from exploring or finding out how her body works. Here in our Old USA Satanic churches can now operate and be legally allowed to congregate publicly under the guise of religion liberty. These are frightening days and moments in our generation. Do you see the artifices of Satan and his fallen agents across millennia using sexual perversions to destroy the human race? They did it during the Days of Noah when the Nephilim invaded the earth and consorted with women to pollute the earth. Again, they invaded the heartless people of Sodom and Gomorrah as well with this potent weapon of sexual depravity. Our Lord Jesus Christ drew analogies and parallels between these two cursed generations and our current human events: "As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark. And they were oblivious, until the flood came and swept them all away. So will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Therefore, keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come. But understand this: If the homeowner had known in which watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. For this reason, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect" (Matthew 24:37-44).

People of the world, and especially fellow believers and co-pilgrims, my fellow strangers on earth and disciples of our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ, the end is near, the departure in Glory is approaching. Christians are being distracted and Satan and the fallen angels want to drag the maximum number of souls with them in order to remove them from divine mercy. Let's be careful. Unbelievers and non-confessors of our Lord Jesus Christ; deniers and apostates, you can still turn your life around now and today and begin on a clean slate. No matter how far you have gone and strayed away from your Creator, you can confess your sins and disobedience to your Maker now and give your life to the Owner of your life, Who is our Lord, Master, and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It is not too late! If you think you will get away with your disobedience and sin against your Creator, you are sorely mistaken. Whether you like it or not, you will leave this temporary earth one day and again, whether you like it or not, you will be made to account for your deeds during the number of years you spent on this earth. Believe me, Jesus Christ is the Only Judge. Hear Him: "Furthermore, the Father judges no one, but has assigned all judgment to the Son, so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him" (John 5:22 & 23). The True Lord God Almighty Who incarnated in the flesh in our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ is the Only One Who will judge you and I on the Day of Judgement "For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the Man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead" (Acts of Apostles 17:31; See also John 5:27; 9:39, Acts 10:42).

There is no other life to live apart from the life of our Lord Jesus Christ. He is our Creator, believe me. He is not a prophet, He is the Lord God Almighty Himself, because He said so in John 10:30; "I and the Father are One." Again, He said in John 14:9 thus: "Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'? There is plethora of Bible references for you to know that my Lord, Master, and Savior Jesus Christ is the Sovereign Lord God Almighty Himself. So, if you think you believe in God, you must give your life to our Lord Jesus Christ, because as He again declared to us in John 14:06: "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." You can give your life to Jesus Christ now! Say this prayer now using Romans 10:9-10:

"Jesus Christ, I come to You now with penitent heart and contrite spirit. I confess I am a sinner. I have been living my life the way I want, which is a rebellion against You. I know that nothing good resides in me. That is why I come to You today to forgive me of my sins and rebellion. I believe in my heart that You came to this world over 2,000 years ago. You were born by the Virgin Mary in the city of Bethlehem of Judea. You lived with us for 33 years and was sinless. Then, You went onto the Cross and died for my sins and sins of the world. Then You rose up again three days later after defeating Satan and the hordes of darkness in the nether gloom and today, you are holding the keys of death and hades in Your Hands. Jesus Christ, I confess You with my mouth as my Lord, Master, and Savior. Your Death on the Cross had paid the penalty for my sins and Your resurrection was for my justification. From today onward, I will obey, worship, and praise You. I will not live for my self-centered and egoistical life anymore. I will do what You want me to do. I will serve You for the remainder years of my life. I will tell others about You and witness to others about Your love and works of redemption and finished work on Calvary. Take me as Your Own. Seal me with the Holy Spirt. Enable me to do what You have created me for on this earth. Use me for Your Glory Jesus Christ and let me live my full life span. Let me fulfill my destiny and after I have accomplished the purpose for which You created me and sent me to this earthly temporary realm, I will return to You as the Shepherd of my spirit and soul reign with You in Your Kingdom for eternity in Your Holy Name, Amen."

It is done now. You are saved and are now a child of the Living God. He is your father from now onward. Pray that this Jesus Christ will direct you to a Holy Spirit-filled and Word-based Church in your neighborhood where you can join other believers to grow in your new faith from now on. Please be careful you do not keep company with your former friends and crowds so they will not draw you back to your former ways of life. Remember the Holy Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17: "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come The old has gone, the new is here!" Remember you confessed your sins to the Lord Jesus Christ, and He forgave you, because He cannot lie. Make sure you do not renege on our vows never to commit those sins again. Find a Bible believing Church and tell the pastor or shepherd there that you have just given your life to our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ and you want him to walk you through walking the Christian Walk. Hallelujah! Tell him I sent you and if moved by the Holy Spirit to contact me, shoot me an email: [email protected]. Congratulations and welcome to the family of the Living God!

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Now that you have accepted our Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ which He truly is, you need to saturate yourself with the Word of God so you can grow in your new faith. You need to change and renew your mind with the Words of God which are contained in the Greatest Book on earth given to humanity as a compass to navigate our paths in this Satanically-controlled and demon-infested earth following the fall of our First Parents in the Garden of Eden. That Book is the Holy Bible. The three basic reason for this is that the secular education has been totally corrupted by Satan hence, the Holy Spirit commanded us in Romans 12: 2:" Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing, and perfect will." You cant discover His Will for your life now that you are one of His Own until you read His Word. Second, there is a spiritual war afoot and in the not-too-distant Time Street over your life now that you are a child of the King. Satan and his demons, including their human agents will fight to bring you back to their cursed and darkened kingdom. You need to know how to fight through the deployment of the Word of God, because from now onward, "� our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." (Ephesians 6:12-17). Thirdly, you need the Word of God for good success according to Joshua 1:8: "Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful."

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We would love to see and welcome you to our midst. We are drawn from four Continents of Africa, North America, Europe, and Asia at our 5-Day Monday to Friday Bible Classes and be rest assured there is a seat waiting for you among the children of the Most High God. Our Teacher is the Holy Spirit (John 16:13-16) and all of us are His children and students. You are blessed as we anticipate your congregation with us in Jesus Mighty Name Amen.

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