THE CHRISTIAN WALK
|Monday, May 25, 2020|
Cameron, Texas, USA
ast week, we examined through the power of the Holy Spirit as usual, what and how those of us who are born-again children of the Lord Jesus Christ should live in a post-coronavirus world. Anyone who says life will remain as traditionally known pre-COVID-19 in post-COVID-19 world is not realistic, because there are pivotal moments in human history that radically altered our perceptions of life. When our Lord Jesus Christ called Papa Abram, the progenitor of faith and instructed him to leave his native land of Harran to another land He showed him, human history changed, because the call signaled the institution of the Abrahamic Covenant which set the stage for the overall plan of the redemption of the human race. The following words uttered by the Creator changed human history forever to the discomfiture of Satan and his fallen angels: "As the sun was setting, Abram fell into a deep sleep, and a thick and dreadful darkness came over him. Then the LORD said to him, "Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there. But I will punish the nation they serve as slaves, and afterward they will come out with great possessions. You, however, will go to your ancestors in peace and be buried at a good old age. In the fourth generation your descendants will come back here, for the sin of the Amorites has not yet reached its full measure" (Gen 15:13-16).
When Pharaoh had a dream and no one in the land could interpret it but Joseph, another milestone was attained in human history. As Joseph disclosed to the whole world: "It is just as I said to Pharaoh: God has shown Pharaoh what he is about to do. Seven years of great abundance are coming throughout the land of Egypt, but seven years of famine will follow them. Then all the abundance in Egypt will be forgotten, and the famine will ravage the land. The abundance in the land will not be remembered, because the famine that follows it will be so severe. The reason the dream was given to Pharaoh in two forms is that the matter has been firmly decided by God, and God will do it soon" (Gen. 41:28-32). Other pivotal moments in human history were; the Passover in Exodus 12:8, the Crossing of the Red Sea, the arrival of the Israelites in the Wilderness (Exodus 15), the institution of the Decalogue on Mt Sinai (Exodus 20) and the arrival of the Jewish people in the Promised Land in three days after 40 years: Joshua 1:10-11. In between Malachi, the last Book of the OT and the Book of Matthew in the NT, nothing was recorded in human history for 400 years until a Great Star appeared in the sky which altered the course of human history: the Virgin Birth of our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ. No one is making history, but the Creator of the heaven and earth; the Sovereign Lord God Almighty. WWI altered the global landscape; WWII changed human history and such other pivotal events; from the Spanish Pandemic of 1918, Pearl Harbor, Hiroshima and Nagasaki to the 9:11 Terrorist Attacks of 2001 are momentous events that changed how we live on earth. Similarly, the current Coronavirus Pandemic is altering and will alter the way humans live and interact, because it is an event through which our Lord Jesus Christ is "measuring" the human race and the race to the conclusion of events on earth just as the Lord told Abraham that in 400 years; …the iniquity of the Amorites would then has reached its full measure" (Gen. 15:16). In God's Calendar, 100 years are referred to as a generation and episodic moments between centuries are indications on how the Almighty God shapes human history; 1820, 1920 and 2020. When you allow the Holy Spirit to teach you and open your spiritual eyes, these 100 years are not accidental; God is talking to us and we should listen, especially those of us who are pilgrims on this earth as we look forward to our permanent home in heaven with our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ, Hallelujah! This is what the children of Issachar were commended for in I Chronicles 12:32: "Men who understood the times and know what Israel should do…" As a bonafide child of our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ, do you have the spirit of discernment to know the signs of the times we are in right now in the world?
Meanwhile, we are still here physically on earth waiting for the King to return and take us home, but that is His Decision to make and at His Time. But while waiting for our Lord and Master; He instructed us: "…Conduct business with this until I return" (Luke 19:13). That verse is also rendered as; "Occupy till He returns." We began the series last week on the areas born-again Christians should sharpen their proper spiritual perspectives of life in these end times. In addition to how genuinely born-again Christians should conduct their spiritual life thenceforth, how to spread the Good News, the way we should attend Church fellowship, our attitudes to relationship, marriage and dating, and family; this week we want to go more in depth on how educating our children will be radically altered and changed forever during and after this Coronavirus Pandemic. As we see history unfolds, we as redeemed children of the Living God should be able to know how to re-educate our kids so they will not be lost in this sin-soaked and demon-infested world. Trust me, hell is about to let loose on earth and we will do well to prepare our kids and wards in this regard.
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Do you notice the way modern education has changed and its relevance in our current world? Do you notice that "paper qualifications" are becoming outmoded, archaic and valueless in our contemporary world? When last do you have the time to read a printed book? I told an audience somewhere few years ago that, if I were to be in my 20s'now, I would consider a waste of time going to college to spend 4 "wasteful years" to earn a bachelor degree. Look at our world; the two men who invented the medium through which you're reading this were college drops-out. Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard, Paul Allen dropped out of Washington State University and both later co-founded Microsoft. The late Steve Jobs dropped out of Reed College, Portland Oregon after a semester and never returned only to co-found Apple Computers years later. His co-founder, Steve Wozniak who had a college degree was the one who dropped out never to be heard of again in the success story of Apple. Do you know Mr. Jack Dorsey who gave the world Twitter didn't complete a college program? Of course, you have heard of the story of Mark Zuckerberg, the owner of Facebook who also dropped out of college. The list is endless of those impacting on our lives that never had college degrees and the trend has just started. The people who will shape history and the world in post-Coronavirus will not be college graduates, but spiritually-gifted men and women prepared by the Holy Spirit as the army of the Living God to storm the gate of hell.
As we begin to seek the Glorious Face of our Lord Jesus Christ as His Chosen on what to do in these end times; the Holy Spirit directed us to innovate by establishing an online Christian School from elementary to the university levels for people around the world completely tuition-free and absolutely free. We are to harness the veritable power of modern technology to accomplish this directive. This is how the Emmanuel Online Christian Elementary Academy, Cameron, TX, USA is born which you will read more about next week and in the coming weeks/months. We shall also follow this up almost simultaneously with the Emmanuel Online Christian College, Cameron, TX, USA and in tow with the Texas Online Christian University, Cameron, TX, USA. The world is changing and changing rapidly and fast; a globalized earth where news and information move and rapidly fast at the speed of light is here upon us. The mortar-and-brick colleges and universities will soon become modern Dionysus and the impact will be great and profound to those not ready for such phenomenal and awe-struck developments. Just as the Old Media are gasping for breath and looking for a way to sort themselves out in the face of the new barracuda known as the Internet, school administrators, teachers and educators will have to figure out what steps to take in the in-coming survival game. For us born-again children of the Most High, an education that prepares us for today, tomorrow and the future cum eternity is what is needed right now. Employment opportunities are going to exist in the spiritual arena and those with the Holy Spirit will be able to discern, discover and tap into such Holy Spirit-revealing areas to make a living and prepare for eternity.
I was talking to a precious soul over the phone the other day and I told the brother he should consider setting up Ministry of Encouragement. He didn't know what it meant and how to go about it. In the world we are about to be ushered into post-COVID-19, the number of churches and places of worship will be drastically reduced. The world is manifestly and truly going to be flat indeed as the New York Times writer, columnist and author, Thomas Friedman pointed out in his book: "The World Is Flat" The Pulitzer laureate explained that countries of the world are so interwoven and events among and between nations and people have become more closer as never before and thus all of us are now citizens of the world. Not only are we in an interdependent globe, competition for jobs, opportunities, innovations, indeed all areas of life are effectively open in such a way that the poor child in Ajegunle slum of metropolitan Lagos, Nigeria can compete with a Harlem resident in New York and the street boys in Bombay, India can innovate using modern technology as their counterparts in Brisbane, Australia. As Malcolm X, African-American civil rights icon, author, orator and inspirer once said: "Education is an important element in the struggle for human rights. It is the means to help our children and thereby increase self-respect. Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for today"
The education of the future starts now; today with the current Coronavirus Pandemic and next year. For young kids; especially girls in the developing world, we want to give them access to Christian-focused, Holy Spirit-inspired and Word-based global education powered by modern technology so they would not be left behind in the coming years ahead. We also believe that such education should be offered absolutely free in order to be help kids who are highly talented but lack the wherewithal to access modern education. Our current education system around the world is devoted primarily to prepare young men and women to earn a living; but at the TOCU Education, we want to teach our students how to live using the Judea-Christian principles contained in the Book of Life; the Holy Bible as guides. We want to use modern technology to bring real, meaningful and quality education to millions of kids that have been marginalized around the world right in their home. In the weeks ahead, you will read more about this Online Christian Education on our website.
Attitude to Handling Money:- As a born-again Christian, your attitude to money in a post-Coronavirus world must change from harboring and stockpiling cash for the rainy days. Did you see how currency notes littered the streets of Milan, Italy at the height of the pandemic as people who hoarded currency notes in their houses and apartments couldn't spend the money upon contracting the deadly virus and their care-givers had to trash the pile of currency notes for fear of being infected? In the days of trouble and pandemic proportions, hoarding money will be of little use, but what you do with the money when alive. Consequently, imbibe this great teaching of the Holy Bible in the waning days of life: "In everything, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words of the Lord Jesus Himself: It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35). There are seven groups of human beings the Lord Jesus Christ commanded us to open our hands to, if we want eternal blessing and everlasting reward in heaven namely: the widow, the elderly and seniors, the handicapped, the orphan and fatherless, the children, poor and vulnerable; and finally, the homeless, displaced/strangers and refugees.
If you want to count for eternity and receive a reward from the King on that Day, begin to adjust your life so that our Lord Jesus Christ can address you as His Own on that Day thusy: 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 place 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, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation 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 took Me in, was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited 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 take You in, or naked and clothe You? When did we see You sick or in prison and visit You?'And the King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers 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, was a stranger and you did not take Me in, I was naked and you did not clothe Me, I was sick and in prison and you did not visit Me. 'And they too will reply, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry or thirsty or a stranger or naked or sick or in prison, and did not minister to You?'Then the King will answer, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me." And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life." (Matthew 25: 31-46)
The remaining four areas of life that born-again Christians should change their attitudes and mindsets in post-Coronavirus globe are; employment prospects and job opportunities, food, clothing and shelter because as I have pointed out numerous times, famine and shortage of foodstuffs will soon follow as part of the eschatological events revealed in the Holy Bible. In addition, how we access news and information and most importantly news consumption by the elect in the age of fulsome social media and then finally, travels, leisure and entertainment. I will elucidate more on these four areas of life next week, if our Lord Jesus Christ tarries, Amen.
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"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…" (Matthew 25:31; See Revelation 1:7)
For those of us who have put our faith, trust, future, life and eternity in the Secured Hands of our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ; this is the time to take our eternal life seriously. This is the time to stop playing game with our souls and eternal destination in our Christian Journey. You need to learn and study instead of playing denomination and church. Study the Holy Bible and know what you believe. This is what the Holy Spirit has mandated us to do now! The last thing you need now as a part of the Body of Christ is another church full of programs, planning, festivities, waywardness, announcements, activities, naming ceremonies, carnalities, worldliness, money, money and money! We should brace up as born-again Christians and prepare for a different world aftermath of this global Coronavirus Pandemic. The days of being complacent on Mt Zion are over. You need the undiluted and Holy Spirit-inspired and taught Word of God Now. Register now! Send email to any of the following administrators namely: Dr Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo ([email protected]); Dr Margie Neal-Fayemiwo ([email protected]); Brother Kola Olatunde ( [email protected]) and Dr Gerry Onukwugha ([email protected]). In your email, simply state I WANT TO BE PART OF E-CONGREGATION. We are putting the technical preparations together right now and we shall take-off very, very soon. Thank you and remain blessed in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Study the word in the manner of the Berean Christians of old (Acts 17:11) and the children of Issachar of Old Testament "who understood the times and knew what to do" (I Chronicles 12:32).
THE AUTHORITATIVE BIOGRAPHY OF
CHIEF MOSHOOD KASIMAWO OLAWALE ABIOLA, GCFR
PRESIDENT-ELECT, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA, 1993
When I first wrote the biography of late Chief MKO Abiola nearly twenty years ago while I was in graduate school for my first master's degree in Mass Communication at the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL USA; there were many challenges that didn't give the seminal work a first-rated product. Although the quality of the contents could not be impeached but the production quality was bad. But thank God for making resources available now after 18 years, a completely revised and comprehensively-updated version of the biography is now available. If you purchased the first edition, you are guaranteed to receive an autographed copy of the 2020 edition absolutely free. Please send me an email to receive your copy: [email protected] The Subject Title should be: Copy of my MKO Biography 2020. For other interested readers, please watch out next week on how you can receive a copy of this important biography either in print or as eBook. Send me an email as well to receive your free copy accordingly.
Dr Moshood Ademola Fayemiwo is the Spiritual Head & Founder, The Jesus Christ Solution Center, based in Cameron, TX USA. Call him at this number: 254-605-4035. You can also send him email at [email protected]