THE CHRISTIAN WALK
|Sunday, October 28, 2018|
Cameron, Texas, USA
e conclude our column article on differences between Worldly Success and Godly Success this week by locking at the following additional six major differences in the light of the revealed Word of Life: the Precious and Holy Bible.
Can I Control My Penis? I was a guest of a high government official overseas and my host implored me to address his subordinates on Divine Leadership. During the question and answer session, I was asked for the secrets of my spiritual success. I told them after accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, sexual fidelity and purity come next to spiritual success. I have never slept with any woman in my life apart from my legally-wedded wife and this is the absolute truth. Whatever you'll become in life is embedded in that small but powerful organ between your thighs. Sexual indiscretion robbed Ruben of his destiny and no one from his clan ever ruled Israel, yet he was the first born (Gen. 49:1-4). There are 14 demonic doorways in the human body, which we do not have time to go into details here; but of the most potent that Satan and his demons crave and exert great power to seize and control is the sexual organ. No wonder, all demon-energized religions and satanic spiritual acts emphasize sexual perversion and all kinds of sexual deviances as rites. Solomon advises in Proverbs thus: "" Drink from your own cistern and fresh water from your won well. Why do you want to destroy your life by the enchantment of another man's wife and the seduction of an adulterous woman?"
Some of the most violently wicked and obstinate demons I have ever come across in my nearly three decades of spiritual experience and in ministrations are from sexual intercourses. Sexual intercourse is not mere fun as the secular world is made to believe and beguiled by Satan and his demons. I have seen sundry ailments and adversities of life afflicting souls sorely traced to sexual indiscretion. Because it is a veritable doorway for Satan and his demons to lure countless souls to hell, and it is working so Satan created a separate department in the kingdom of Darkness for this very purpose. It was the first sin in the Early World immediately after the fall of Adam and Eve in Eden (Gen. 6:1-5). The Twin Cities of Sodom and Gomorrah were blown into smithereens by the True Lord God Almighty on account of sexual lawlessness, perversions and promiscuity. The surrounding nations to Israel couldn't defeat the nation until strange women and prostitutes were sent to the camp and 23,000 souls perished in one day (Numbers 25). Over and over again in the Holy Book and in our human experiences, sexual deviance is destroying the human race. Reflect on the agonies of King David over Bathsheba, the life ending of King Solomon a.k.a "Mr. Excess" and countless souls that have been destroyed and are still being wasted by sexual indiscretions. Folks, I tell people; if you want to be spiritually powerful, this is the first gift you need to ask our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. You can't claim to be a successful human being, if you do not know how to tame and control your penis? Ditto for the daughters of Eve as well!
Am I leaving a Legacy?: Those who control the future are the shapers of history who prepare for tomorrow today. I told a governor friend of mine in Nigeria that, in the next twenty years, people will not remember him anymore, because other governors will come after him. It was in May 1980 when the corpse of my father, Ademola Olumuyiwa Fayemiwo was brought to Owo, defunct Ondo State for burial. As typical of our people, wailing, sobbing and cries rented the air, but only four of us out of 13 children that he sired were around to bid him farewell. One woman shouted: "Where are the other children?" Then the late Baba Kayode Are, our neighbor in Iloro answered: "The rest children we are told are afraid to come to Owo and bury Ademola, because they don't want to be killed by witches and wizards." An elderly woman answered: "So what of these four who are around?" I doubt if my other siblings know where my late father rested till today! It is amazing how the living quickly forget the dead! An influential politician accosted me and commended me on some of the books we have written, but quickly asked: "Dr, why do you write biographies?" I replied him sotto voce: "Legacy."
The Lord God Almighty instructed Moses thus: "Write down these words, for…" (Exodus 34:27). "And the Lord said unto Moses; Write this for a memorial in a book…" (Exodus 17:14) etc. Printed words are the most evergreen legacies anyone can bequeath to the coming generations. Why are all the great achievements of the Black World and Africa of Old consigned to the limbo of forgotten things? No records of those great civilizations were kept. I was researching the history of my people in Owo for my forthcoming autobiography titled: "Kidnapped To Gory" and couldn't find a single written works on my people inside Nigeria. But in the UK and at the Library of Congress in Washington DC and the Chicago Library here in the United States, doctoral students left their lands here in North America and Europe to go to Africa as far back as the '40s and '50s to conduct research works on our folks. At the State Department here in the United States, the records they have on me cannot be found in my native Nigeria.
Africans complain of being underdeveloped; our sorry state also extends to knowledge; A people that doesn't document their history will perish, and as Chinua Achebe once said; until the history of hunting expeditions are written by animals, the hunters will always emerge as heroes. Look at the Holy Bible; the detailed information on lineages and family genealogical chronicles are so perfect and incredibly accurate that an unbiased reader will surely be convinced that they are inerrant which they are. What legacies are you leaving behind when you are gone? No one will remember the amount of money you amassed when you're gone. I was addressing a group of young men and women in Nigeria and asked them who MKO Abiola was? These were all millennial and didn't know the one-time richest man in the Black World and the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 Presidential Election in Nigeria. No one will remember you for the number of men or women you slept with; the number of houses you acquired; the fleet of automobiles in your garage and all those ephemerals our people are monstrously notorious for in Africa. How many lives have you impacted for His Utmost? Legacies, worthy and enduring legacies define whether you are a good or bad success. Material acquisitions and earthly possessions are fleeting with expiration years.
Do I Have Any Destructive Addiction? If you are able to utter the following words before you exit this temporary planetary abode, then you're a good success: "I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me" (Galatians 2:20). I have kinsfolk whom I love very well, but we often argue over one destructive habit we often overlook, because it wasn't specifically condemned in the Holy Bible. "Tell me where it is written in the Bible that I shouldn't smoke and that this habit will hinder me from entering heaven?"" he would scream. You see; any activity we indulge in that we cannot control and which has become overpoweringly addictive is demonic. Apostle Paul told the believers in Corinth thus: "I have the right to do anything," you say-but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"-but I will not be mastered -that is controlled-by anything. You say, "Food for the stomach and the stomach for food, and God will destroy them both."The body, however, is not meant for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body" (I Corinthians 6:12-13). Addiction of any stripe is demonic.
Whatever masters you is your god and since gods and goddesses are demons, you must continually feed that demon until you reach the Gate of Heavens. That demon is going to lay claim to you, insisting that he has been controlling you right from the earth and as such, if you're allowed into heavens, he too must be allowed to enter. Of course, our Lord Jesus Christ will slam the Gate of Heavens on your face, because as Revelation 12:7-9 told us: "Then war broke out in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. The great dragon was hurled down-that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him." What is it that is controlling you right now? What destructive habit is eating you inside out and has mastered you and turns you into its slave? What is it that you cannot do without: sex, food, drugs, cigarettes, sports, television, music, politics, fame, celebrity, etc? There are demons behind them my friend. You cannot smuggle any demon into heaven; repent, ask for forgiveness and call on the Powerful Name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ to embolden and enable you to get rid of such destructive addictions. Only and only when you are free of any known destructive addiction(s) in your life can you claim to be a good success.
Are You A Goat or Sheep? Do you consider it an insult to be called a sheep? How about a goat? In our human experiences, we know certain characteristic traits of sheep and goats. Both are edible animals and we consume them as delicacies, but in physical mannerism and mystical appeal, there is something sacred about sheep. Unlike goats that are inherently stubborn, perennially incorrigible and need to be whipped numerous times to amend; sheep are naturally meek, patient and submissive. No wonder, it was the animal given to Pa Abraham to sacrifice on the Lord's Mountain after he passed divine test as recorded in the Book of Life (Genesis 22:13). Our Lord Jesus Christ referred to those of us who have taken Him as our Lord and Personal Savior as "sheep." Do not be offended for being referred to as sheep. It connotes; patience, endurance, obedience, loyalty, wisdom, peace, perseverance which is also known as longsuffering, kindness and all other virtues of the Holy Spirit (James 1:2-8). If you see sheep or lamb in your dream when you sleep, the Almighty God is telling you to imbibe these characteristics. Just as Satan has elfish allies in snakes and other creeping things with which he and his demons use to torment and communicate with human beings in our dream state, ditto the Creator has some special animals he uses to communicate with His beloved. So I ask you buddy; are you a sheep of the Lord God Almighty or a goat of Satan on the way to be slaughtered? Your answer will reveal to you, if you're a good or bad success.
Am I A Repairer of Broken Relationships? Is it possible to be in good and perfect relationships with every human being one encounters on earth? Many people will consider that impossible, because offences will and surely come one way or the other. You do not have the power to regulate the type, way and manner of offences in our normal daily life activities; thus, what does the Holy Bible mean by being in good relationship with every human being on earth? Simple, forgive. You see, the spiritual weapon available to us as redeemed children of the Lord is how to react to offences. Our Lord Jesus Christ gave us a classic example; never for once did He bear grudges against the Jewish Establishment honchos that opposed Him to the hilt and finally pushed the garrulous mob and spiritual deplorable assembled at the Praetorium to shout Crucify Him. Even on Calvary He forgave them all. I was praying for an ambassador of a country and all of a sudden, the Holy Spirit stopped me in my track. "Tell him to forgive all those who have offended him and have repaid him bad and injured him in the past so your prayers for him can be answered." I stopped immediately and conveyed the message of the Boss. The diplomat looked at me searchingly and retorted: "I can forgive everyone, but not this one-he mentioned the name of the person-Its hard Dr." I told him our efforts would be futile. Our prayers would not pass through the roof.
When the Lord God Almighty commanded thus: "For if you forgive men their trespasses, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins" (Matthew 6:14-15); He meant it. Satan and his demons have been feasting on that disobedience in the lives of precious souls, because they thought it was an option. In fact, the demon of unforgiving can stop a believer from entering heaven. God will never do for us what He has commanded us to do for ourselves. The Lord Jesus Christ never asked us to do anything that He Himself has not given us an example; consequently, the Lord Jesus will never forgive your enemies for you, rather you are the one that should forgive your enemies and the Lord Jesus Christ will in turn forgive you your sins. If your sins aren't forgiven, how can He turn around to answer your prayers? Never will the King of kings and Lord of lords violate His Commandments. So I ask you; Is there anyone out there you're harboring malice against and haven't forgiven them of their transgression against you? How do you know you have truly forgiven someone? If you can open your mouth and pray for someone that has offended you, then you are a good success.
Who are My Mentee and Protégé? The True Lord God Almighty has blessed me with two good boys and as soon as I clocked the golden age of 50, I made up my mind to stop further procreation. Any man who is still bringing children into life after attaining the age of 50 years needs to get his head examined. I have told my boys that fulfilling and carrying out the ministry the Good Lord has entrusted into my hands is of paramount importance than any other pre-occupation on earth. Any activity I indulge in that I can't directly or indirectly tie to my purpose and ministry is of zero-utility and less attention to me. Every human being has a ministry. Your ministry is your purpose and God's will for your life and when you discover and embrace it, it then becomes your destiny. Who are you called to minister to on earth? Aaron's ministry was to Moses for the Lord told Moses thus: "Is not Aaron your brother? I know he can speak well. He is already on his way to meet you, and he will be glad to see you" (Exodus: 4). Moses on the other hand, was called to minister to the nation of Israel. Prophet Samuel was sent also to the nation of Israel; Nathan's ministry was to King David, Apostle Peter was sent to the nation of Israel; Apostle John was to minister to Jews in the Diaspora; Apostle Paul was sent to the Gentile and I Moshood Fayemiwo was sent to the nation of Nigeria.
Over and over again, the Holy Spirit tells those that have been called and accepted the call and would be told whom that they are sent to minister to thus: "Now in the church at Antioch there were prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen (who had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch) and Saul. While they were worshiping the Lord and fasting, the Holy Spirit said, "Set apart for me Barnabas and Saul for the work to which I have called them." So after they had fasted and prayed, they placed their hands on them and sent them off" (Acts of Apostles 13:-3).
You do not decide your ministry. Many are pasturing churches today when they have not been called to be pastors. That was the reason Apostle Peter warned in 2 Peter 1:10: "Therefore, brothers, be all the more diligent to confirm your calling and election, for if you practice these qualities you will never fall." A Christian Brother told me in Tampa, Florida almost twenty years ago that he wanted to be a pastor, because he had promised his general overseer before he left Nigeria that as soon as he arrived here in America, he would establish a church for that general overseer. I told him, it would not work. The church that began in my living room soon grew and the brother began to scheme to actualize his pastoral dream fueled by greed, selfish ambition and fleshly desires. I quickly left the church to the bemusement of the rest members. I told them what I saw that was about to happen five years thereafter, but they didn't believe me. Well, our brother forced his way and became the pastor, changed the papers of the church to his name, forged the deed of the church building, placed himself on $5,000 monthly salary and scammed the rest members. It was such an ugly mess. The members remembered what I told them before disaster struck. Now our brother is a wreck, his marriage foundered and he left town in disgrace. Folks, ask yourself, Mr. Pastor, Oga G.O. Prophetess whatever and other fanciful titles these people attach to their names these days; Has the Holy Spirit called me into this ministry? I receive invitations from many churches to pastor their parishes and I tell them, I haven't been called to be a pastor. Churches are mushrooming these days; even here in the United States, because of lack of jobs and employment opportunities. In Nigeria, it is outrageous! These "kalo-kalo churches" as we refer to them in Nigeria are pastured by many characters that haven't been called by the Most High. How do you know your ministry has been assigned to you by the Holy Spirit? Simple: who are your protégés and mentees?
The True Lord God Almighty is eternal and everything about Him is eternal. Whatever He initiates through His Holy Spirit cannot and can never die. Consequently, when He entrusts a particular ministry into your hands, when you embrace it warts and all enthusiastically and obey Him till the end, He would instruct you to take someone under your wings as He did to Moses to pass the baton to Joshua. Elijah disciples Elisha, Paul disciples Timothy, Barnabas took Mark under his wings, Philemon disciples Onesimus and our Lord Jesus Christ trained the 12 minus 1, then followed by 70 and then 72 and today the Seed has grown to gazillion souls that cannot be counted. I am yet to hand over to my successor, because He has just started in my life, Hallelujah! I told my wife that when the time comes, the Owner of the work He has entrusted into us will send a successor. In most cases, our successors may not even be our children. Simply because the Lord God Almighty has called you to become the general overseer of your church doesn't mean your son is a spiritual shoo-in as your successor. So, finally I ask you in your definition of Godly success, whom are you preparing for your successor as directed by the Holy Spirit? This is the successful life and signature mark of Good and Godly Success in the light of the revealed Words of the Most High God Almighty.
THE STATE OF THE STATES IN NIGERIA THIS WEEK
We continue with our state-by-state political prophecies for 2019 which we began three weeks ago. We look at the four states of Edo, Ekiti, Enugu and Gombe this week.
EDO: We disclosed here in this column last year prior to the last governorship election in this state that the candidate that would hitch his political wagon to that of Adams Aliyu Oshiomhole would be his successor. Mr. Gaius Obaseki hitched his political wagon with Adams and today he is the governor of Edo. That is how far the political romance goes, for very soon, Adams would blame Adams for helping Gaius to the political saddle. The two politicians would soon fight to finish in Edo state. Gaius would betray Adams to high heavens and soon very soon, Edo state would turn into a political battlefield.
EKITI: We used four words three weeks ago that would characterize the 2019 elections which of course included the 2018 early elections in Ekiti and Osun namely: Fear, Disbelief, Outrage and Shock. The last one; Shock is about to happen here in Ekiti state. See below.
ENUGU: We have a personal stake on who becomes the next governor of the state as the True Lord God Almighty is currently preparing one of His own to occupy the Government House at the Coal City state. When the time comes, we shall announce the Lord's Candidate to the whole world. Gov Ugwuanyi will finish his two terms and cede the stage for our candidate, period! Yes, we're very much involved in the Wawa state anon.
GOMBE: Outgoing Gov Damkwabo will play a vital role on who succeeds him in the forthcoming election, but when all is said and done, the state will still be governed by the PDP. Speaker Yakubu Dogara may find it difficult to return to the Lower Chambers for re-election next year.
EXCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT: GOVERNOR KAYODE FAYEMI'S ELECTION VICTORY WILL BE OVERTURNED IN EKITI STATE On Sunday January 14, 2018, we wrote these prophetic revelations on Ekiti State inter alia: EKITI STATE: "This state and Nigeria as a nation will bid farewell to a retired general who once governed the defunct Western Region this year. Chief Afe Babalola should pray against sudden death and bereavement in the family this year. A crisis will occur between teachers and students on one hand and teachers (academic) and non-academic workers at ABUAD this year that will lead to shutting down the college. A former governor of this state who did a-one-term has an opportunity to return to Government House, Ado-Ekiti. An earlier conflict between two traditional rulers will resurface again this year and be ratcheted up leading to communal clashes and deaths on both sides forcing the Ekiti State Government to declare dusk to dawn curfew in the warring communities. A foremost traditional ruler and a celebrated academician of international repute will pass on in this state this year." Those were our words in this column last year. Between now and 2019, the political cauldron here will be messy as the different political gladiators will jostle among themselves to make it in the next governorship election. This is not a state that is a shoo-in for either the APC or PDP. There is a political stalemate in the offing that will eventually end up at the apex court in the land. This stalemate will be caused by the fights of the raging bulls. This calls for spiritual understanding. As we warned in the past and we are warning once again; Gov Ayodele Fayose should be careful not to end up in jail after his tenure. He is a man who has proved to be a cat with nine lives, because he has a praying and prayerful spouse. "Now the king of Aram was at war with Israel. After conferring with his officers, he said, "I will set up my camp in such and such a place." The man of God sent word to the king of Israel: "Beware of passing that place, because the Arameans are going down there." So the king of Israel checked on the place indicated by the man of God. Time and again Elisha warned the king, so that he was on his guard in such places. This enraged the king of Aram. He summoned his officers and demanded of them, "Tell me! Which of us is on the side of the king of Israel?" "None of us, my lord the king," said one of his officers, "but Elisha, the prophet who is in Israel, tells the king of Israel the very words you speak in your bedroom…" (I Chronicles 16:8-22).. Here is the link to the prophecy:
We followed this with an update on Tuesday May 22, 2018 as the link below shows:-
Now all these prophecies have been fulfilled in the state. Pay particular attention to these words: "There is a political stalemate in the offing that will eventually end up at the apex court in the land…" The recent election victory of Dr Kayode John Fayemi of APC will soon be overturned by the judiciary and Nigerians will be shocked. The PDP Candidate, Prof Kolapo Olusola-Eleka will govern this state, if he takes some urgent and timely spiritual steps. The battle here is not the battle of Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SAN). Certain spiritual facts have been revealed about the last governorship election which we disclosed would be in Dr Fayemi's favor during the election and it came to past as we said in this column. However, Dr Fayemi has won the war; he may lose the battle just as former Gov. Segun Oni lost the political battle in 2010. We shall expatiate more in the weeks to come.
WORLD EXCLUSIVE, Praise, Honor and Glory to the True Lord God Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and the earth through our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ our Lord. The Omnipotent and Omnipresent Jehovah Jireh, the I AM THAT I AM. Who said: "Surely, the Sovereign LORD does nothing without revealing his plan to his servants the prophets." (Amos 3:7), He has just revealed to us His humble servant and co-heir with His Only-Begotten Son, my Lord and Personal Savior, Jesus Christ, the man that will win the forthcoming 2019 Presidential Election in Nigeria and become the next President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria. On Sunday December 02, 2018, the Lord God Almighty, Who says:: "Remember, what happened long ago, for I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is no one 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). He is about to do something earth-shaking in Nigeria. Just as He revealed to us four years ago the outcome of the 2015 Presidential Election in Nigeria and we made it known and it came to past, we're going to tell Nigerians and the world the outcome of the 2019 Presidential Election in Nigeria in this column. See this link for the 2015 Presidential Election Prophecy on Thursday December 18, 2014:-https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/121814.html
And see in similar vein Monday December 29, 2014 the link to the same prophecy:- https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/122914.html
Right here in this column on Sunday December 02, 2018 you will find out how the Nigerian 2019 Presidential Elections will go and who will win and lose. Keep a date!