THE CHRISTIAN WALK
|Monday, October 21, 2019|
Cameron, Texas, USA
hen the Book of Life says that the True Lord God Almighty is sovereign over everything on the earth as Psalm 103:19: pointed out, many Christians peremptorily assume the Jehovah Lord God Almighty control them. Truth is; the sovereignty of the Almighty God is over the earth and not the world. The current world is not being controlled by the Lord God Almighty. As disclosed in this column in previous articles, the Jehovah Lord God Almighty of the Holy Bible doesn't control this world; although He created the earth. The earth is markedly different from the world. The earth is made up of the four levels of creation namely: the arboreal realm, the amphibian realm, the ecosystem and the human race. The world, on the other hand as invented by Satan and his demons, aftermath of the fall of our First Parents; Adam and Eve constitute six broad realms namely: political, economic, social and art, education, religion, and the entertainment/music realms. Added to these six broad demonic realms is the world of technology. The latter realms combined constitute the kingdom of this world.
There are seven tools in the Hands of the Lord God Almighty to exercise His Sovereign Powers over the earth as He disclosed in His Words: water flood, hurricane and tsunami ( Job 38:8-11); earthquake, whirlwind and tornadoes (Job 38: 12-15); hail lightning and snow (Job 38:22-24); desertification, starvation and famine (Job 38:25-30); invasion of locusts and wild animals (Job 39:19-30); diseases, sicknesses, wars and destruction (Revelation 16:1-4), and finally, heat, sun diseases and hostile heavenly bodies (Revelation 16:8-14).
When The Almighty God created Adam and Eve, He gave them power, authority and dominion-three tools to exercise sovereignty-over the four levels and realms of Creation. Adam and Eve, for instance did not need to attend any university to figure out the names of all created things for by Divine Wisdom and God's Creative Power; "…for the Lord God had formed out of the ground all the wild animals and the birds in the sky and He-the Almighty God-brought them to the man to see what he would name them, and whatever the man called each living creature, that was its name. So the man gave names to all the livestock, the birds in the sky and all the wild animals" (Genesis 2:19-20). Adam and Eve didn't need technology to communicate; they could hear from their Maker directly without relying on the power of the air. They didn't need salary and go searching for jobs in order to make a living, because "…the Lord God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there He put the man He had formed and the Lord God made all kinds of trees to grow out of the ground-trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food…"(Genesis 2:8-9a). Today, if you look at all medical prescriptions and all the best and healthy foods recommended by the medical world for healthy living, they are still fruits as laid down by the Creator Himself (See Daniel 1:11-16). There is no human being that can be satisfied drinking all man-made carbonated drinks without recourse to water. All the wisdom, understanding, and indeed all that our First Parents needed to exercise power, authority and dominion over God's Creation as decreed by the Sovereign Lord on Creation Day Six:(Genesis 1:26-31) was embedded in one great fruit in Genesis 2:9b: "In the middle of the garden were the tree of life…" and the other tree which they chose that made them lost the power, authority and dominion that God gave them was "…the tree of the knowledge of good and evil" (in situ).
What is power? We have defined it numerous times in this column as the ability to enforce a will. It is the ability to say something and make it happen. Adam and Eve possessed such zenith of power before they were tempted and fell. What is authority? It is the legal instrument necessary to exercise power and enforce a desired will. While there are seven forms of power in heaven and on earth as disclosed by the Holy Bible; there are only two broad categories of authority. Now the third is the extent of both power and authority and this is called dominion. Adam and Eve had these three levels and processes to do as they wanted on earth. It was indeed tragic that they gave all away to Satan, the Tempter which necessitated the Almighty God to flush out our First Parents out of that Edenic Abode. But here is the great news; our Lord Jesus Christ, the Second Adam came to the earth to restore us-only those who believed in Him-to the pre-fall life that Adam and Eve lost in the Garden of Eden, because "…just as sin entered the world through one man-referring to Adam-, and death through sin, so also death was passed on to all men, because all-you, me, and all human beings without exception-sinned" (Romans 5:12). This sin-question-was what plagued the human race since the fall of Adam and Eve. Rendered plainly, sin is disobedience to the Lord God Almighty. Since the fall of our First Parents, the human race has been hostile to their Maker. We want to have our way. We want to do things our way, because the Chief Foe of the Almighty God and the Archenemy of God and Man; Satan, continues to delude the human race we can do things on our own and we do not need the True Lord God Almighty in our affairs. Since Satan stole the power that God Almighty gave to Adam and Eve, he ipso facto lacked the legitimacy to exercise such stolen power and thus nil-authority. Since both power and authority were null and void, because they were illegitimately obtained, he could not exercise dominion as well. Cornered and in quandary on how to exercise his stolen power and illegitimate authority stolen from our First Parents; Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden, Satan had to create illegitimate realms of power like coup plotters that seized power bereft of the will of the people. It is this illegitimate alternative power and authority structures on earth that is known as the world. Here is how Apostle Paul described this illegitimate worldly system: "The god of this world-referring to Satan-has blinded the minds of unbelievers, so that they cannot see the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ"(2 Corinthians 4:4). Who made Satan the god of this world? Adam and Eve of course; because "…whatever controls a man or woman is his or her god, period" (2 Peter 2:19). That is why we believers were warned not to love the world: "Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him or her. For all that is in the world-the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eyes, and the pride of life-is not from the Father, but from the world" (I John 2:15-16).
What exactly is the world? The world is the worldly system, which controls who and how things are done, the political system, the socio-economic institutions and the appurtenances of power, privileges and relationships; the dynamics of the nations on earth and how institutions are arranged and structured. Make no mistake about it; many of the intellectual and philosophical thoughts taught in our colleges and universities are from the pit of hell. Many of the so-called great men and women; thinkers and intellectuals we eulogize and idolize are demonic purveyors; from Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Karl Marx, Anaximander, Lenin, Francis Bacon etc all lent themselves out to demonic thoughts. You cannot see beyond the satanic chimera unless you are a born-again Christian and sealed with the Holy Spirit as Apostle Paul disclosed: "For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written:"I will destroy the wisdom of the wise; the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate." Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength" (I Corinthians 1:18-25).
Unless you're a bonafide child of the True Lord God Almighty, washed clean with the Precious Blood of the Lamb, sealed with the Holy Spirit and you have renewed your mind with the Word of God (Romans 12:1-12); you will find it extremely difficult to know and decode the demonic contents in the news you watch on today's television, the news you listen to on the radio and now the barracuda of them all: the so-called new-fangled social media that are now sucking the spiritual life out of all human beings. Even those of us that have their spiritual eyes opened and illuminated must tiptoe through the slippery terrain in the so-called world of new social media. How many books have you read physically this week? How many hours have you spent on Facebook, the Internet and all those sites sucking the spiritual oxygen out of precious souls? A friend called across the oceans the other day and asked of my cell phone number and I told him pointblank I do not use cell phone. He couldn't believe. "But Dr, you're a millionaire and you don't own a cell phone? How do you manage to operate?" Then he pushed the envelope further: "Can I have your WhatsApp number and contact?" I told him I do not use that device too! I told him the only landline number I use in my home office and that was it. "What about tweets? I answered in the negative too. My wife has bought more than twelve cell phones for me to use, but she discovered I don't use them. I was flying from Texas to Georgia the other day and the airline hostess insisted I should do things electronically and I insisted doing it manually. Dr Margie, my wife looked at me with the airline manager bewilderingly as I insisted on doing it manually not because I am technologically illiterate, but chose to exercise the manual option to grow my brain. The world is progressing at such a maddeningly dizzying speed that a group of Satanic agents and demons from the pit of hell are about to let loose on the human race to turn them into lickspittle lobotomies. In this maddening technologically frenzy world, human beings will be told to suspend their faculties and let technology do it all for them. It is called AI: Artificial Intelligence. The Holy Bible admonished us: "Study to show yourself approved unto the Lord…" (2 Timothy 2:15). Look around you; Satan is running people's lives around the world, unbeknown to the unwary and the careless. Even Christians, lamentably and tragically are caught up in this cacophony of technological and new social media world of zero metanoia. Many would be perturbed to know that many of the so-called great scientists and technologically-minded thinkers of the world; inventors of cell phone and the rest were inspired by Satan and his demons.
Have you examined the videos and films/movies you watch in your homes? Do you understand the subliminal messages and contents of the music you and your children listen and dance to at home and on vacation? It is amazing how Satan and his demons have infiltrated and now control the music industry, our arts and entertainment, the fashion industry and virtually all of human activities, including the various religions of the world. Unless you are controlled by the Holy Spirit, evil stalks the entire human landscape and that is why our Lord Jesus Christ warned us thus: "Watch and pray…" (Matthew 26:41; Luke 18:6-8). In these end time, you cannot allow the world to squeeze you into its mold, as one apologist aptly admonished genuine believers, because they days of evil and naked Satanism are about to unfold and emasculate themselves. The governor of the Central Bank of a nation was once a guest here at The Jesus Christ Solution Center, Cameron Texas. We discussed throughout his three-day stay here and during one of our spiritual discussions, he didn't see me step out of the mansion here. "Dr, I can now understand how and why you can hear the True Voice of God Almighty in this quite place." I told him candidly that it was the Lord God Almighty Himself that directed us to this small but beautiful village called Cameron! Who controls your life: our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ or Satan via his worldly institutions: politics, arts, music, education, fashion, technologies, etc?
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CONGRATULATIONS TO CHIEF MRS TITILAYO LAOYE-PONLE!
There are few people that have impacted the lives of so many Nigerians in all walks of life in the last quarter century of the 20th Century in Nigeria and pointedly at the University of Lagos, Nigeria than Chief Mrs Titilayo Laoye-Tomori who is now henceforth to be known and stand to be addressed as Chief (Mrs) Titilayo Laoye-Ponle. To us her "children" and those she mentored at the most prestigious university in the world; Unilag; she is simply Auntie Titi! Yes, she is a good and wonderful auntie!
Our paths crossed in the 1980s while I was a cough away from my 19th birthday. She admitted me into the University of Lagos in those years and so were many of us who passed through her. As an orphan and with no mentor; surrounded by never-do-wells brothers and sisters, unable to navigate this dangerous and sinful world, fearful and cagey to make headway in this sin-soaked and demonic world, Auntie Titi was always there for me and I know countless of others who relied on this remarkable lady to push through life. Not only was she my admission office, she also became my faculty officer and many occasions I had to run to her for advise, except when I became the president of the students union. I spent more than enough of my years at the University of Lagos not because of academic laziness, but because in two years, I could figure out what I wanted to do with my life, but which the university could not afford to offer me. I tarried beyond my years to weather it all and fulfilled all righteousness. Although it took me years to pass through the University of Lagos in those days, but all ended well for as the Word of Life aptly says: "…The race is not for the swift, not the battle to the strong, neither is the bread to the wise, nor wealth to the intelligent, or favor to the learned…" (Ecclesiastes 9:11; Deuteronomy 8:18; Jeremiah 9:23).
Auntie Titi knew me as far back as when I was 19 years old. By the time we were reconnecting again, I had obtained three masters and a PhD and I came to see him with my wife who is also a PhD holder. She was the deputy governor to my friend and mentor; Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, immediate chief executive of the State of Osun and now at the helms at the ministry of interior. Auntie Titi was so gooey at seeing me and we were able to catch up on old time. Things have changed and the proverbial many waters had passed through the bridge, but in it all, we had cause to Glorify the Lord God Almighty. When we were at the University of Lagos more than thirty years ago, we hadn't known the Lord, but now we are all in Christ Jesus just as the great union of Philemon and Onesimus. She disclosed a little bit of my life to my American wife and we all laughed. Throughout the time I was a guest of the Osun State Government, Auntie Titi would send her private car to come pick me up at the Presidential Lodge I stayed for me to come to her residence for prayers. Our intimacy is like elder sister to younger brother and more so, as Christian brethren and children of the Most High, but curiously, Auntie Titi is also a relative. Her father was from the historic town of Osogbo while her mother was from Owo, Ondo State. We discussed far-ranging issues until we got to the issue of divorce and marriage. She shared certain intimate issues with me and both of us prayed that the Will of the Almighty God would be done in that area of her life. Thank God Almighty Who answers prayers; Auntie Titi has found love, genuine love again. I couldn't contain my excitement and gratitude to the Lord God Almighty Who answered prayers and brought Prince Tunde Ponle to Auntie Titi as her partner for life. It is not easy to find a respectable, distinguished, highly successful, responsible and God-fearing 80-year old man to marry at the age of 70 except by Divine Arrangement.
There are certain people put in our individual paths in the Journey of Life that are used by the True Lord God Almighty to help us reach the finished line. Some of these destiny helpers can at times be members of one's biological family-although most often than not, family members are the greatest enemies of our destiny as our Lord Jesus Christ pointed out: "A man's enemies will be the members of his own household" (Matthew 10:36; Micah 7:6). But some are fortunate to be helped by family members to make it in life, but majority of the time, God uses others to help us achieve our goals in life. I have many of such people in my life such as Brother Olatunji Fagboyegun, Alhaji Olasupo Oladele, Mrs. Daramola, late Alhaji Tijani Dauda and late Rev. Jide Fagboyegun on my maternal side of my family, Uncle Banjoko Fayemiwo, another big aunt on my paternal side; Auntie Titilayo Badejo and Chief Mrs Titilayo Laoye-Ponle are some of the wonderful souls the Lord God Almighty put in my path to reach where I am today to the Glory of the Lord God Almighty. I have the names of these destiny helpers individually chronicled in my forthcoming autobiography: "Kidnapped To Glory" which is in the works.
As we prayed nearly two years ago at the Government House Osogbo, I told Auntie Titi that the Almighty God would surprise her in the way and manner He would give her a new beginning. At the age of 70, many precious souls waiting for the Lord to give them a fresh start in matters of relationship and marriage would have lost all hope. The beauty for ashes that came out of this new beginning for our adorable Auntie was that, her first marriage collapsed not out of her making. I am sure Sister Titi would not mind me sharing this secret so that other men, especially African men who really want to be liberated would take cue and learn from it. It is a shame that a man would leave a wonderful and precious jewel because of -all-female children. It is absurd and a very retrogressive and jejune excuse. President George W. Bush and his wife, Laura have twin daughters; Jenna and Barbara; President Bill Clinton and wife, Hilary have only one daughter; Chelsea; President Barack Obama and wife, Michelle have two daughters; Malia and Sasha and on and on, great men and women married for many years without divorce because of the gender of their children. I am happy for Auntie Titi and congratulations to Prince Tunde Ponle for finding God's Gift at the age of 80!
*Only the True Lord God Almighty the King of kings and Lord of lords could have brought an 80-year old man and a 70-year old lady together as He has done in the lives of Chief Mrs Titilayo Grace Laoye and Prince Tunde Ponle as husband and wife.
Again, congratulation to Auntie Titi for this deservedly gifted pearl of a husband and the exciting voyage of a new beginning in the institution of marriage. You are the elegant stallion, a woman of class, substance and carriage who is indwelled by the Holy Spirit of God. In both private and public lives, you are an epitome of Godly virtues and God, our Lord God has refreshed you for a new and wonderful beginning. May you live long and continue to see the growth and more successes of your grand and great children in the Mighty Name of Jesus, Amen.
PS: Auntie, do not forget our discussions on the biography. The offer I extended and the support I volunteered during our numerous discussions are still on the table. Remain blessed in Jesus Mighty Name, Amen.