THE CHRISTIAN WALK
|Wednesday, June 2, 2021|
Cameron, Texas, USA
"Behold, the Lord God Almighty rides on a swift cloud; He is coming to Egypt (Nigeria)-The idols of Egypt-(Nigeria)-will tremble before Him, and the hearts of the Egyptians-(unbelieving Nigerians)- will melt within them" -Isaiah 19:1.
e arrived at the sleepy town of Ouidah in southern Republic of Benin, Nigeria's limitrophe at the wee hours of the day. We had suffered three vehicular breakdowns after departing Cotonou, the nation's capital. There was no blackout, kidnapping, police harassment and the usual hiccups we were accustomed to back home in Nigeria. We kept the past midnight hours at a rundown hotel/Internet café with a view to continuing our journey to Ghana. By daybreak, I decided to do His Work: evangelize and so I waved down a "zemujan" (we called it okada in Nigeria) heading for the town square where the central market is located. As I alighted and began to distribute my tracts, a woman beckoned to me. I am not bi-lingual, but a polyglot French woman who was a tourist was sitting by and she interpreted: "She's saying they don't want you to preach about Jesus Christ here," she drew nearer and told me sotto voce: "Don't you know they worshipped Voodoo here?" I told her yes, I knew, but the natives needed to hear about the Lord of lords and King of kings too. I pretended as if I didn't hear my interpreter and continued with the distribution of the Christian tracts. The fat lady who sounded a warning went to an elderly man nearby and they spoke in their native dialect. The elderly man now approached me, but not with a warning this time around. He spoke in jabbering Yoruba Language which made me a little comfortable. He motioned me to follow him to the center of the market square and pointed to a sign boldly written: "La Maison du Diable" meaning "The Devil's House." A picturesque serpent adorned the sign for anyone who cared to doubt the god of the town.
The people of Ouidah do not worship the Lord Jesus Christ, yet the town is peaceful, the natives went about their activities, and I learned later that the crime rate here is the lowest in the nation. A town of nearly 100,000 inhabitants; we arrived at past 12am and no muggers, kidnappers and robbers molested us. A friend of ours, Mrs. Alice Ukoko-Ugono of blessed memory had arrived from the UK to meet with me the previous week. We left Ouidah for Togo and arrived at Sanve Kondji Benin-Togo Border at 12 midnight the following day after seeing other friends at Come Town. There were no eerie feelings, and we entered the Republic of Togo effortlessly after we settled the gendarmes. At the Aflao Togo-Ghana Border Town, we encountered some initial resistance, but after some bargaining, we were allowed into the Republic of Ghana from where we re-united with other pro-democracy activists, Prof. Adesegun Banjo of blessed memory and his wife Ngozika, who were the arrowheads of the Peoples Liberation of Nigeria (PLAN), Bunmi Aborisade, publisher of June 12 Magazine and now professor at Afe Babalola University, Ado-Ekiti, Dele Ajaja, former of Tell Magazine, co-founder of June 12 Magazine now author and scholar at the University of Arizona, Tucson and others.
All these events occurred in the 1990s during the democracy struggles to get rid of Nigeria's most loathed dictator, the late Sani Abacha and many more of these stories will form part of my memoirs coming out soon. But what is the relevance of these events to the state of Nigeria and our current existential battle for the sole of Nigeria? For those with spiritual eyes and mind, people often wonder why a nation prodigiously blessed with abundant human and natural resources such as Nigeria so shambolic? Why are some nations such as Benin, Togo, Ghana etc relatively peaceful, managed well-run, comparatively stable, and less corrupt? Why is Nigeria, the most populous nation in Africa constantly on the edge and constantly stoked by embers of fissiparousness? The bigger the head, someone once noted, the bigger the headache. Leave it or not, you cannot analyze this nation of nearly 200million souls at the secular and humanistic levels without factoring the spiritual destiny of Nigeria. Every human activity is spiritual, trust me! Life is spiritual. We are more than higher animals, as the Word of Life disclosed: "What is man-O! Lord- that You are mindful of him, human beings that you care for them? You made them a little lower that God and crowned them with glory and honor. You made them rulers over the works of Your hands; You put everything under their feet; all flocks and herds, and the animals of the wild, the birds in the sky, and the fish in the sea, all that swim the paths of the seas. Lord, our Lord, how majestic is Your Name in all the earth!" (Psalm 4-9). Do you get it now why Satan and his demons hate you?
A nation is a collection of human beings, and the primary assemblage of a nation is constellation of variegated families of human beings. These human beings are first individuals with destinies and what they shall become as purposed by the True Lord God Almighty (Ephesians 2: 10). Consequently, a nation with kaleidoscopic destinies of human beings invites more than scant attention of spiritual forces. Nations that witness human peace, relative stability and unity like Benin, Togo and other nations across the globe are either spiritually homogenous or have given up on spiritual war over their destinies. Nations that are constantly in spiritual warfare such as Nigeria, the United States, Israel, the Democratic Republic of Congo, etc. and few others are targets of Satan and his demons, because Satan knows the plans of the Almighty God for such nations. Just as individuals with manifest destinies programed by the True Lord God Almighty to do exploits for Him on earth are constantly bombarded by the denizens of darkness, similarly, nations that are doing damage to Satan and his fiendish forces are targets of Satan. In fact, there is a demon-magus of Satan next to Beelzebub known as Bombard. Just as our Lord Jesus Christ told us His genuine followers and faithful worshippers: "Think not that I came to send peace on earth; I came not to send peace, but a sword" (Matthew 10:34). What did my Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ mean here by sending sword onto the earth? Here is the meaning as His Words disclosed: "…and the sword (emphasis mine) of the Spirit, which is the word of God" (Ephesians 6:17), because this sword is the greatest weapon, more devastating than any nuclear arsenal on earth as the Book of Hebrews pointed out thus: "For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and all the joints and marrow, and a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart" (Hebrews 4:12). The sword of born-again Christians therefore at both the personal and national levels is the Word of God, Hallelujah!
Just as we were struggling in the 1990s to throw out the military rascals misgoverning Nigeria, I ran into some prodemocracy activists from Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo) in Benin/Togo/Ghana/Burkina Faso. While those of us from Nigeria were running away from murderous Sani Abacha; they too were running away from the Butcher of Kinshasa; Mobutu Sese Seko Kuku Ngbendu Wa Za Banga. We were all in the trenches in exile. One night, we were comparing notes on our collective miserable lots as Africans and black people. I demanded from one of the leaders of the anti-Mobutu exiles why would a man, a lesser mortal like the rest of them be allowed to destroy their nation for nearly four decades. "How can you guys allow Mobutu to ruin your country like this?" I hectored! A military guy who staged an abortive coup against Paul Biya of Cameroon and escaped was also with us and he laughed at my question. "Why are you too running away from Abacha?' he snapped back, and we all laughed. But I remember what I said that day which were presciently prophetic. I said, they should watch out what would happen in my native Nigeria; "Abacha would not last, trust me; because we in Nigeria are a prayerful people and no dictator, mark my words, no dictator would try that in Nigeria." I also prophesied to them in Zaire: "And comrade, don't worry, you guys would soon be free because Mobutu would soon die." We all laughed. That was in 1996. The goons of Sani Abacha succeeded in kidnapping me back to DMI, Nigeria on Friday February 14, 1997; Mobutu died of prostate cancer on Sunday September 07, 1997, Sani Abacha died of "heart attack" on Sunday June 08, 1998. I regained my freedom on Wednesday September 02, 1998. Folks, life is indeed spiritual!
THE REALITIES OF SPIRITUAL WARFARE IN NATIONS: As I disclosed earlier on, life is spiritual. Every aspect of human life is spiritually connected. Satan is laser-focused on Nigeria as a nation, because of not only what the Almighty God is currently doing in our nation, but what He is about to accomplish. Unless you are a spiritual dimwit, you cannot understand. Do you know there is no nation on this planet that a Nigerian is not resident? Do you know the number of apostles, teachers, prophets, pastors, evangelists and many more that the Nigerian nation sends to the seven Continents of the world? Do you know how those of us outside Nigeria are doing damage to the kingdom of Satan? Do you know the underground evangelistic works going in the nooks and crannies of Nigeria? Do you know the secular media will not report on the damage that the kingdom of Satan is suffering in Nigeria? No wonder, Satan wants to torpedo Nigeria's divine destiny, he and his demons want blood and kibosh the Work of the True Lord God Almighty in this strategic nation. But Satan has failed woefully and will perpetually fail in Nigeria in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.
How about the "tiny" nation of Israel? Just look at the checkered history of that nation that is the size of New Jersey and its population less than of New York City, (not New York State). Do you know that Lagos is more populous than Israel? A nation that is 74 years old and hemmed all-round by hostile neighbors who are more than 100 million people, but Israel has been able to ward-off all its bellicose adversaries. Why is this nation so vilified, scorned, abused, and terrorized left and center, yet the Glory of the Almighty God continues to shine on the land and its people? Cast your mind back to 1947 when this highly pilloried nation the Lord God Almighty has chosen for Himself from the beginning arrived in that land? The land the people occupies today was barren, a desert with nothing to show for it, but these determined, industrious and God-chosen race weathered the storm, pioneered what is called "Green Revolution" and turned a wasteland into one of the wealthiest nations on the planet. Today, this nation is one of the top richest countries in the world, the 5th nation for Innovation in the world, and the 8th most powerful nation on earth with stockpile range of 80 and 400 nuclear warheads to defend itself. And it's bigger and more numerous hostile neighbors have not been able to "swallow" this oasis in the desert of hatred and alienation thus being referred to as the "small country of Innovative Giant." Why is Satan so laser-focused on this small nation to destroy it at all costs? Simple, the Word of God cannot lie: "Tell Pharaoh that this is what the Lord says: Israel is My first-born son" (Exodus 4:22), although the Lord God Almighty will punish the nation of Israel for its sins, but His favor shall never be withdrawn from the people, because He is a covenant keeping God and He does not change. As Apostle Paul disclosed in his dialectics in the Pauline exegeses: "Theirs-referring to the nation of Israel-is the adoption to sonship, theirs is the divine glory, the covenants, the receiving of the law, the temple worship and the promises. Theirs are the patriarchs, and from them is traced the human ancestry of the Messiah, who is God over all, forever be praised, Amen" (Romans 9:4-5). And as the Lord of lords and King of kings our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ, the Redeemer Himself said: "You Samaritans worship what you do not know, we worship what we do know, for salvation is from the Jews" (John 4:22). No wonder, Satan and his demons are ceaselessly attacking and hounding the Jews to abort the divine plan of the Almighty God for the nation of Israel and the Jewish people. It is the greatest, most intense, and longest spiritual battle in the history of humanity. As they say, the higher the glory, the more intense the battle for the human soul. Satan doesn't attack Lilliputians; he and his demons go after giants. The constant slag-off against Israel is because of her Divine Assignment on earth and it would be fulfilled, Hallelujah!
NIGERIA ON THREE FORKS TO THE FUTURE: I hear the decibels of war, I see deaths everywhere, I feel and smell murders, and rivers of blood, targeted killings and assassinations, more kidnappings, raucous, organized tohubohu, and more, more and more of tears, sorrows, and anguish of souls in my nation of birth. I warned of more and more of these in this column as soon as Mr. Muhammadu Buhari "rigged" the 2019 Presidential Election for so-called second term. On Wednesday February 27, 2019, I warned in this column thus: "It is not the will of the True Lord God Almighty that Mr. Muhammadu Buhari should return as president. You may abuse me and say unprintable things about me, but I am telling Nigerians and the world that it is NOT the will of the Lord Jesus Christ Who called me that Mr. Muhammadu Buhari should govern Nigeria for the next four years. I know the One Who called me. The next four years would be interestingly ugly in the history of Nigeria. Nigerians will be shocked at turn of events. Whatever the True Lord God Almighty is telling us about 2023 which is about the corner for Nigeria, I will reveal it as directed by my Boss; the Holy Spirit this year in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen. Now we are back to the work the Lord God Almighty has called us: "And He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" (Mark 16:15). (See the link to the full article as published in this column (https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/022719.html).
It is on record that I was the first the Lord Jesus Christ showed a year before President Jonathan Goodluck contested the 2015 Presidential Election and lost to then Presidential Candidate Muhammadu Buhari of the APC. On Wednesday December 14, 2014, I wrote an open letter from Chicago, Illinois to then President Goodluck Jonathan on the three reasons his administration would cease the following year inter alia thus: "Mr. Jonathan, the Lord God Almighty told you to do certain things and get rid of some people who are close to you, but you have refused. You have chosen to surround yourself with bad advisers, Satanists and accursed people causing the people of Nigeria pain and misery. You have allowed them to increase in power and authority, because you are afraid and scared of them. You believe these evil people surround you for good and they're people you go to for advice. The Spirit says: "Without wise leadership, a nation falls; there is safety in having many advisers," (Proverbs 11: 14) but in your own case, you do not have many advisers but only few and they are bad advisers. The Good Lord has decreed that you and your bad advisers will go in 2015 in answers to the prayers of majority of Nigerians" (See the link to the epochal prophecy as published here in this column and other publications around the world:- (https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/121814.html).
I followed it up with an open letter too to Mr. Muhammadu Buhari on why the Lord God Almighty would make him succeed on this third attempt to administer Nigeria in 2015, and if he did well, he would be in power for eight years - (2015-2023). I wrote inter alia in my December 29, 2014, open letter to Muhammadu Buhari on why he would become president thus: "…because of the disobedience of the current president, Dr Goodluck Ebele Jonathan. As I disclosed in my open letter to President Goodluck Jonathan last week in this column, he reneged on his vows to the True Lord God Almighty and the Sovereign Lord God has removed him from office about a year ago. He-the Lord God Almighty-is bringing you back to obey Him and do what the current man has refused to do. I will explain to you those things that President Jonathan has refused to do and the vows he broke to the Lord which you, Muhammadu Buhari must implement in another open letter next year between Friday February 14, 2015, and May 29, 2015, before you will be sworn in as the fifth executive president of Nigeria" (Again, here is the link to that open letter written to Muhamadu Buhari in 2014: (https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/122914.html).
When the prophecies were fulfilled, I was invited to Abuja, Nigeria to see President Buhari, but declined the invitation on personal reasons. As I explained to the emissaries, whatever I wanted to pass to the president and the new administration would be open and conveyed in my weekly column here. Earlier in the same year 2014, we released our prophecies on the future election of the current president of the Republic of Ghana, Dr Nana Akufo-Addo, the defeat of the then president of The Gambia, Mr. Yahaya Jammeh and other world events which have all been fulfilled for His Utmost. Here is the link once again to those prophecies which have all been fulfilled: (https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/010214.html)
Mr. Buhari derailed. He suffered terribly in his health and was not planning to continue, but his chief of staff, the late Abba Kyari and the Mafia prevailed on him to trudge on while Kyari assured the cabal he would hold the waters for a Mr. Buhari's yare health condition. As a matter of fact, Buhari himself disclosed his precarious health condition in his first term thus: "I am not getting younger. If I succeed and do one term, I will be73 years old. I wish I became head of state when I was a governor, just a few years as a young man. Now at 72, there is a limit to what I can do" (ibidem). See the Sunday Trust newspaper of February 06, 2011, and Premium Times of April 09, 2018. (https://www.premiumtimesng.com/news/headlines/264462-flashback-why-ill-serve-only-one-term-buhari.html).
Mr. Buhari that is in Aso Rock is not well, he is suffering from auditory problems. He was diagnosed and is being treated for Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) caused by severe ear infection, difficulty hearing people and maintaining attention, unable to locate sound and movement, speech impairment and lack of coordinated speech. He has trouble maintaining long discussions and difficulties in holding long telephone conversations and recognizing people and things. He loses concentration easily. Those who are close to him know and will admit that Mr. Buhari is suffering from severe hypoxia; easily confused, shortness of breath, respiratory distress, and restlessness when alone. Mr. Buhari has also suffered from stroke multiple times. He is also battling with acute prostate infection now cancer which causes erectile dysfunction. He has been experiencing painful ejaculation, weak and interrupted urine flow and if you ask the First Lady, Aisha Buhari; she and Mr. Muhammadu Buhari have not slept together for nearly 18 months. These are the health challenges the president of Nigeria is currently battling with and the business of state and governing, administration and policy formulation are seriously hampered. When Kyari and Isa Funtua were alive, they were able to paper over all these shortcomings with their nocturnal meetings, but those making policies now are shortsighted. Mamman Daura who used to be Buhari's "brain-truster" is frail and ebbing away at 82 and so one "Tunde"-not real name but because he was born during late Babatunde Idiagbon's pair with Buhari in 1986- and other nonentities are now running a nation of 200million souls! All those appointments and announcements Nigerians read on the pages of newspapers and hear on the electronic media are not made by Mr. Muhammadu Buhari. That is why Garba Shehu has become powerful. Even Prof Ibrahim Agboola Gambari, the new Chief of Staff is trying to locate himself in this power vortex. In this disorganized mosaic of Aso Rock Villa is VP Yemi Osinbajo. We shall turn our attention to him next week for us to segue to Nigeria 2023.
NEXT WEEK: - What will happen to Nigeria as a nation under these ugly scenarios and foreboding outlook for 200million Nigerians? Who takes over from Mr. Buhari? NEXT WEEK, YOU WILL READ IT ALL AND MORE IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME, AMEN.
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