"I am the LORD; that is My name! I will not yield My glory to another or My praise to idols. Behold, the former things have happened, and now I declare new things. Before they spring forth, I proclaim them to you…" (Isaiah 42:8-9).
ow do we know our Lord Jesus Christ is truly and indeed the Almighty God Himself and whose spoken words hold both the heavens and the earth together? What is the guarantee that our Lord Jesus Christ is the Only Way-not one of the ways-to eternal life? Will other adherents of non-Christian faiths also make it to heaven as long as they are morally upright and good people even though they have rejected the Lordship of Jesus Christ? These and many more have been nerving questions gnawing at the hearts of human beings since Jesus Christ, Whom to us His worshipers and believers assert as God in the flesh more than two thousand years ago. Our apologetics or in layman's terms the reasons for our belief are anchored on three facts which non-believers can deride but are unassailable.
First, the transformation that occurs in the life of anyone who truly, genuinely, and transparently embraces Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. The changed life one witnesses is almost unbelievable by the one who put his or her faith in Jesus Christ and what others observe and see in such soul. Take a Christ-hater and Christian-killer like Saul who later became Apostle Paul, the herald of the Good News to the Gentiles for example. His murderous rage against the people of the Lord was aborted on his way to Damascus and encounter with the Lord of lords and King of kings, our Lord Jesus Christ Who asked him: "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?" "Who are you, Lord?" Saul asked. "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting," he replied. "Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do." The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes, he could see nothing. So, they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind and did not eat or drink anything" (Acts 9:4-9). By the time Paul awoke, he was completely a changed man, and he began to preach the Good News to the amazement of people ""Saul spent several days with the disciples in Damascus. At once he began to preach in the synagogues that Jesus is the Son of God. All those who heard him were astonished and asked, "Isn't he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn't he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?" Yet Saul grew more and more powerful and baffled the Jews living in Damascus by proving that Jesus is the Messiah" (Acts 9:19-22).
Throughout human history, Jesus Christ has been appearing to many souls in sundry ways and manners like Paul's episode above that those encounters change the courses of life of such people. I have given my own personal experience and encounter 25 years ago sundry times in this column and my own Damascene-like Encounter way back in my native Nigeria. You can never remain the same forever once you encountered such life-changing experience. Such occurrence is always personal and people who know you and are around you are always baffled at one's behavior after such an encounter. A moment with the Creator Himself changes your perspective of life and you cannot remain the same thereafter. This jells with what our Lord Jesus Christ Himself said in John 6:44: "No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day" (John 6:44). Does Jesus Christ single out some people to appear to like the Damascus Episode with Apostle Paul or mine at Abacha Gulag in 1997 and numerous others that have encountered Him in similar fashion? I don't know because that is His Call. He knows what is in the heart of every human being because He is God, the Creator Himself and "…He did not need any testimony about mankind, for he knew what was in each person" (John 2:25). No angel or any other created being, including Satan and the fallen spirits can know what is in another created being's heart but the Creator and Jesus Christ is indeed the Creator.
The second proof of the Deity of our Lord Jesus Christ and He is God in the flesh is the Holy Bible. If the events recorded in this Great Book were made up, that would have been the greatest deception and tragic fraud ever perpetrated in the history of humanity. If the Holy Bible is not the word of God, it would not have been so attacked and sabotaged throughout human history. Imagine souls that have been murdered in the most dastardly manner and cruelest fashion throughout human history for their determination to make this Book available to people of the world? Not only did this book tell us all we need to know about Jesus Christ as God Himself- "Immanuel, meaning God with us" (Matthew 1:23, Luke 7:14), but this God in flesh told the Jews and by extension you and I that; "As for anyone who hears My words and does not keep them, I do not judge him. For I have not come to judge the world, but to save the world. There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day" (John 12:47 &48). Jesus Christ was referring to His Words recorded in this Great Book called the Holy Bible. You may curl your lips up at the Holy Bible, but it would be opened on Judgment Day and every word contained in this Scared Book will be used to judge you. Say all you want about the Holy Bible described by President Abraham Lincoln "… the best gift God has ever given to man (and) all the good from The Savior of the world is communicated to us through this Book" it is the most life transforming Book not only for now but for eternity to those of us who believe every word contained in this Book.
The third and final infallible proof for our radical belief, obsessive faith, and unwavering commitment to serving and worshiping our Lord Jesus Christ is the uncanny prophecies contained in the Holy Bible. We call it eschatology or series of events that will occur on earth that our Lord Jesus Christ gave us a head up as written in His Book, the Book of Life. As He Himself said: "Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away" (Matthew 24:35). The Holy Bible is the Only Book on earth that has given us a guide on world events; not only did we read in this Book how it all began, where evil came from, and why is the world in cattywampus; but in this Book we knew the revelatory work and overall plan of the Lord God Almighty for the world and how everything will eventually pan out. In other words, this Book answered the perplexities of the; what, where, when, which and how of the human race. The blow-by-blow concatenation of events of the end times were spoken by our Lord Jesus Christ and by no one else in human history and chronicled in no where on earth, but in the Holy Bible. And to God be the Glory, we have demonstrated this Power of our Lord Jesus Christ in revealing future events to us His Own in this column numerous times in tandem with His Words: "…the Spirit of prophecy who bears testimony to Jesus" (Revelation 19:10C). In other words, unless you belong to Jesus Christ, He cannot reveal the future to you. Do we always get it right all the time? No, because we are still human beings, but we get it right most of the time, but only Jesus Christ gets it right ALL the time, Hallelujah! And this brings me to what is about to happen soon on earth.
In this column on Monday May 4, 2020, the Holy Spirit showed us what was about to occur somewhere on earth which would shake the entire planet earth. See the link to the prophecies as published here and other syndicated platforms around the world: (https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/050420.html). This was at the height of the global pandemic known as COVID-19 now in receding mirror. But this coming devastation we are shown will make Covid-19 a child's play. The latest on this global calamity that is warming up now which we are giving the world a head up was published here and other syndicated platforms on Monday March 14, 2022, via link:
Do you remember nearly ten years ago before the Coronavirus Pandemic struck that the True Lord God Almighty showed us and we warned of its wrath in this column? Here were our exact words: WORLD PROPHECY: This is huge! Something of global importance, an earth-shattering event and a cosmic occurrence is in the offing in the world. I don't know what it is, but the Holy Bible has predicted it and we shall all see it with our very eyes soon. This event is part of end-time prophecy and it's about to take place very, very soon in the next 12 to 24 months. I don't know what it is; I repeat again, I wasn't shown what it is but again, it's HUGE. The whole world will be shocked; from the rising of the sun to the setting of the sun; from the East to the West; from the South to the North, the planet earth is about to witness a catastrophic event. The Divine Hand of God Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and the universe, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is about to intervene in the affairs of humanity. The world media, the commentariat, the scientists, the astrologers, the men and women of earthly wisdom and their ilk will be talking their heads out but will not be able to explain but those who know the True God will be unshaken and unperturbed. What is it? I wasn't shown but was only told (Luke 21:11 & 25). I have been repeating the above prophetic words almost a year since this column debuted and as events unfold around the world…" (Tuesday December 17, 2013: Here is the link once again to the worldwide prophecy: (https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/121713.html ).
The global calamity that is about to occur as shown us by the Lord God Almighty is in tandem with His Unchanging Words: "Remember what happened long ago, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me. I make known the end from the beginning, from ancient times, what is still to come. I say, 'My purpose will stand, and I will do all that I please.'" (Isaiah 46:9-10) and "Surely the Lord GOD does nothing without revealing His plan to His servants the prophets" (Amos 3:7). Watch and pray!
GIVE YOUR LIFE TO THE LORD JESUS CHRIST TODAY! HE IS COMING BACK SOON TO TAKE HIS OWN OUT OF THE WORLD
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. Congratulations and welcome to the family of the Living God!
WAR IS TERRIBLE! THINK AGAIN. BETTER TO TALK THAN WAR-WAR
The heart-wrenching stories and pictures that dot the global mediascape coming out of the South-Asian nation of Afghanistan are assaults on our collective consciousness as human beings. The precipitous withdrawal of the United States after two decades of occupation are eyesores to the rest of the world that, when the chips are down, no foreign power, outsiders and organizations or otherness will come to develop your nation. Between September 11, 2001, when President George W. Bush invaded that nation and last week when President Joseph R. Biden withdrew our troops, the United States spent $2 trillion on the war against the Taliban. That staggering amount translates to $300million per day. If you divide that amount by head for the poor people of Afghanistan, that translates to $50,000. In the war, 2,300 US soldiers perished, 75,000 Afghan soldiers were massacred while 71,334 civilians died with many unaccounted for. As a matter of fact, the true costs of the war may never be known.
Many people became millionaires, toads of war who cashed in bigly like the runaway Ashraf Ghani who helped himself to unknown amount of the Green Backs. The military industrial complex also helped themselves handsomely while the poor, the women, young girls, the marginalized and the vulnerable are on their own. That is war! For those who are beating the drumbeats of war elsewhere, they should look no further of what awaits them. War is terrible. It is not a dinner party. Why can't people of the world understand and get it? Satan and his demons love and crave blood of human beings and are behind all the major wars in human history. If you want to learn more, please visit this website http://www.monnac.club/?fbclid=IwAR0XT7442CqJafaHlovoXnuUTX-wkZqx0u3NGB6sujTUoZnKuGEe0OOMDYU
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