THE CHRISTIAN WALK

Saturday, October 5, 2019
fayee62@aol.com
Cameron, Texas, USA
DEATH AND MEANING OF LIFE: TRIBUTE TO STEVE ALABA OLOKO (1956-2019)

hen the True Lord God Almighty called me into His ministry on Friday February 14, 1997, inside the dingy Gulag of the Directorate of Military Intelligence, Apapa, south Lagos in Nigeria during the reign of the wraith; Gen. Sani Abacha; I didn't know how the journey would pan out and the various precious souls I would encounter in this spiritual voyage. For someone as self-absorbed and selfish as I was prior to knowing the Lord or more appropriately the Lord God Almighty the Creator knew me, I had the least and faint idea of how to do His job. Surely, it is always the Character of our Awesome Lord to call the least qualified and often uses the weak to lead the strong. As Apostle Paul told the believers in Corinth, none of us has anything to attract us to this Awesome and Wonderful God, except for His Grace; His unmerited favor which takes away our guilt, shame and sin and brought us to Him, Hallelujah!

Now that He has enlisted us into His Army, I have come to realize the meaning of life, why we are here, what it is all about, our purpose and mission and the centrality of the souls of men and women to the overall plan of God Almighty for us and His loving and adorable Creation. Working in His Vineyard alongside my spouse, Dr Margie Neal-Fayemiwo has opened my spiritual understanding and my heart has been illuminated by the Holy Spirit to know the overall plan of God for each of us in particular, and the plan of the Messiah for His precious earth. Ministry engagements and life have brought me in contact with numerous souls all over the world; the telephone calls which can be unending at times, the email messages that inundate us here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, the avalanche of social media messages and numerous requests and spiritual helps from sundry sources. These demands can be overwhelming at times, but as Apostle Paul disclosed thus "We are pressed on all sides, but not crushed, perplexed, but not in despair" (2 Corinthians 4:8). It is unbelievable how ministry of God touches deeply into the core and fiber of one's being when one is completely sold to working for the King of kings and Lord of lords. The numerous souls that the Holy Spirit directs to our ministry everyday for one spiritual help or the other and sundry needs of the saved and the unsaved have made these numerous souls become more like life family members. Listening to them and being used by His Worshipful Majesty has humbled me and at the same time brought me in close contacts with these precious souls that I can now relate a bit with the Agape Love that moved our Lord Jesus Christ, the Creator of all things and all souls to leave His Glory in the heavens and came here 2,000 years ago to sojourn with us for 33 years. This indescribable Love transcends beyond what any of us could comprehend and exercise because of our finite being, but when the Holy Spirit immersed us and breathe His fruit into us, we feel a bit of it and so I felt with one of the precious souls that the Holy Spirit connected with us from Italy about four years ago and soon became one of my "spiritual sons." He has just departed us to be with the Father few weeks ago and his passing and transition touched me deeply that I am still mourning.

Brother Steve Alaba Oloko became a dear brother via Cyberspace. We "met" about four years ago like numerous souls the Holy Spirit orchestrated our paths to cross. He lived in Cremona Italy and was a EU citizen. He had been in Italy for nearly three decades and like many of our colleagues, he was battling with life as a single parent with his only daughter. Fate brought us closer and we shared the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ with Him. He gave his life to the Lord and became a born-again child of the Living God as a result and we soon became spiritual friends. Although older in age, he addressed me as "my spiritual father" over the phone when he called me here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, Texas. When I am overseas, he would call and most times, we would be on Facebook counseling and teaching the Word of life. He was eager to grow in his new faith and when he saw how the Lord Jesus Christ was ministering to him through our ministry, he began to refer other precious souls in Italy, Nigeria, the United States and other parts of the world to us. Now my spiritual brother is gone to be with the Lord.

My heart is heavy and I am short of words. My spirit told me that something indeed terrible has happened because he called me from the hospital in Cremona, Italy on September 06, last month. He had been admitted at the local hospital and I prayed for him. He told me not to panic as he would soon be back home. He informed me he had sent to me what we discussed, but I felt something in my Spirit. I didn't know that was our last discussion. My brother in the Lord, Stephen Alaba Oloko just went to be with the Lord. He was just 63 years old, but he lived a mark while he was here with us. I thank the Lord God Almighty that gave our ministry, The Jesus Christ Solution Center Texas the opportunity to win him for the Lord Jesus Christ. He gave his life to the King of kings and Lord of lords through us and within the nearly four years he knew the Lord through us, he vowed that he would be sending his monthly tithe to our ministry from his base in Cremona, Italy. He kept faith with us and fulfilled his vow and the promise he made till he left us few days ago. I know we will see again at the Feet of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Amen.

When I broke the news to my wife, she broke down as well. You see, Brother Steve and me hadn't met in person; flesh and blood, but our spiritual relationship brought us so close that we had literally become family members. And to a large extent, we are family members in the Lord. His loss touched us deeply here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, Texas , but our solace and deep consolation is that, he died in the Lord. You see, it is not the number of years that we spend in this temporary planetary dimension that matters, but where we end in eternity. Death is inevitable.

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For someone who lost both parents as a teenager, there is a desensitizing appeal that the demon of death has on me. Because it is inevitable, I have to realize that it is not life itself that matters, but what we do with and in life that is all there to the few years we have to spend in this temporary abode. I have been bereaved several times, most recently the loss of my son, Oluwafemi Emmanuel Fayemiwo and numerous other family members that I have seen pass into eternity. In all these pains and pangs of death, what matters is where each of these souls will spend eternity. For those that we know with certainty within our limited knowledge that they knew the Lord Jesus Christ while here with us, we are comforted that we shall see them again at the Mercy Feet of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. For those that are eternally lost; those who did not give their lives to the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ while alive here, the double and triple tragedy can be unbearable. As we each face our own mortality in varying degrees in the Street of Time, we should remember these words in order to ensure our secured place in eternity: "For God so loved the world -the human race-that He gave His One and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world-the human race-but save the world-the human race-through Him. Whoever believes in Him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the Name of God's One and only Son" (John 3:16-18). Rest in the Lord, Brother Steve Alaba Oloko. I counsel his daughter in Italy to please reach out to us.

TODAY IN MOSHOOD ADEMOLA FAYEMIWO LIFE HISTORY: As we count our days and succumb to the inevitability of our individual mortality and know for certain that youth is not immortal, what we accomplish here for His Glory is what counts on the Other Side. Today, I remember my own life history as reported by the United States Department of State thus: "Government detention practices cause many persons to be "missing" for extended periods. The only known case of a politically motivated disappearance was that of former Razor newspaper editor Moshood Fayemiwo, who spent 7 months in detention before escaping to neighboring Benin Republic in September 1996. On February 14, Fayemiwo disappeared from the United Nations refugee camp where he had been living with his family. Mrs. Fayemiwo reported that her husband had been kidnapped by "unknown security agents," but reliable sources claim he is being held incommunicado by Nigerian security services. The military junta was asked repeatedly about the case by the media, but did not acknowledge any involvement" (See Pages 5 & 6 U.S. Department of State Nigeria Country Report on Human Rights Practices for 1997, Released by the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, January 30, 1998. (See the web link here as reported by the Department of State of and the world media:-

(https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/eoir/legacy/2013/06/07/hrp97nigeria.pdf)

Read the full story of my Damascene Journey from the link above and see how the Holy Spirit uses the see-saws of life to train us and call us into ministry. We often look at the adversities of life as punishment: sicknesses and diseases, imprisonment, bereavement, lack of material things, needs, accidents, inconveniences etc as crushes of life, which the Almighty God would not cause as a Loving God, but allow the enemies to inflict on us so that He -the True Lord God Almighty can use them for His Awesomeness and Glory, Hallelujah! Imagine if Abraham had not become a refugee and immigrant; Moses had not been sent into exile, Lot had not been displaced, Jacob had not been uprooted from his home and many men and women of God used by the King of kings for His Utmost!

IT IS TIME ALHAJI ATIKU ABUBAKAR BECOME A REAL STATESMAN

On Wednesday February 27,2019, we revealed the behind-the-scene concatenation of events that led to the "defeat" of former Vice-President Alhaji Atiku Abubakar in the last 2019 Presidential Election in Nigeria. Here was the link as published in this column:-

https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/031219.html

As history unfolds, former VP Atiku Abubakar should face reality and return to his business and transit to a statesman. As published in this column on Tuesday March 12, 2019, the closeness of the last presidential election opened it to tampering and the APC government did cheat in that election. But the Nigerian Judiciary is currently tethered to the ruling party and no miracle would make justice prevail. Atiku Abubakar will not be declared the winner of the 2019 Presidential Election by the Supreme Court of Nigeria and this is the final and end road for Mr. Atiku Abubakar political odyssey. He cannot contest again and he will never rule Nigeria as president as my prophecy declares as published in this column as the link below shows so it is time to transit to a statesman:

https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/031219.html

BREAKTHROUGH 2020 IS FORMING, REGISTER NOW!

There is no better way to begin and start the New Year 2020 than coming to The Jesus Christ Solution Center next year here in beautiful Cameron Texas for our maiden Breakthrough 2020. Registration is on-going now.

Time doesn't change the adverse circumstances of life, but decision does. Hannah had been crying and weeping for years as a barren wife of Elkanah, but her tears and sadness didn't change her situation, but the Holy Bible reported that; "Hannah arose…" and did something. I do not know what you are currently going through and the adversities of life you are passing through; whining and wringing of hands will not solve the debilities of life. Arise and do something! Come to Cameron Texas and change your life in 2020

LETTERS OF THE WEEK

Dear Pastor, My name is O. Raphael, I read your article on the Celestial Church of God and from what I can deduce from your disclosure about that sect, it could be the cause of my stagnancy and that of my brothers. I was into Cherubim and Seraphim-C & S family, dedicated and named in the C and S church but along the line, my family got separated. My father stopped attending the church but my mother kept going with her new husband. I noticed she was into fetish things given to them and also from other sources.

My problem started after graduating from school. I graduated as a bright student but before graduation it was hell on earth for me. I started facing financial problems, couldn't buy handouts, couldn't feed, my parents support was less to nothing, butGlory be to God, I graduated. Now seven years after graduation till this moment of my writing this letter, life has been worse, and I am seeking for solution, I visited different spiritual houses from diviners to spiritual streams but none gave me solution, it was all temporary. Now I am at a cross road, I am confused, I don't know the next step to take. I have tried several Pentecostal churches but no final solution. Pastor please I need your advice, help and assistance. What should I do ? I keep hearing the voice of end it now, commit suicide and end it but I know deep down I am created to be great, people see greatness in me but it's not manifesting. I need help Sir; advise me on what to do. I appreciate your response. Thank you Sir. ---Mr. O. R. (name withheld at writer's request), Lagos, Nigeria

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Greetings to you sir, in the Mighty Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I have always love to read many of your articles on Nigeria world, thanks so much for the insight you gave regarding what just happened in South Africa. I live here in Pretoria South Africa, I am a Nigerian and will share your wise word with some of my South African friends to give insight and true understanding on what is going on here.

It has really been disturbing to the view of the entire world to witness how South Africans have so easily forgotten their history. I personally would love to attend the upcoming program of Breakthrough 2020 in Texas, or if there is any way to view through live streaming it will really help. Thanks and God Bless----From TCO, Pretoria South Africa.

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