CHRISTIAN REPORTER'S DIARY: FROM SOUTH AFRICA TO AKRON, OHIO
And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment..." (Hebrews 9:27) (THE HOLY BBLE).
ou are being lied to; that you are coming back in re-incarnated format and a re-do post-death. Once you die once, you are going to face the inevitable judgment of our Lord, Master, and Savior Jesus Christ, because "
the Father judges no one, but has given all judgment to the Son,
" (John 5:22). So, my wife and I would not miss it when the news reached us in Durban, South Africa penultimate week that Uncle Leon Tallmadge Ricks had gone home. If there was one man I gravitated towards among my in-laws, including my late father-in-law, Julius W. Neal Jr. Uncle Ricks was that person. Here is why I loved him. He had been married to the same woman, Auntie Thelma who is my wife's paternal auntie for nearly 70 years. My respect for people transcends money or earthly accomplishments but in addition to your faithful devotion to the Lord of lords and King of kings as a born-again Christian, your filial devotion to your Significant Other is very important. My parents-in-law were divorced before I got married to Dr Margie Neal and the only couple I saw as my ideal were Uncle Leon Ricks and Sister Thelma Neal and I told them upfront. Consequently, my wife promised Sister Thelma that we would be at the final farewell for Uncle Ricks. We kept our word. We flew in from Austin, Texas to Nashville, Tennessee and from there to Akron Ohio this weekend to honor this marvelous man who left us at the ripe age of 87.
|Uncle Leon Tallmadge Ricks (September 6, 1936-October 25, 2023)|
Uncle Ricks was a versatile man, brought up with spartan discipline, and an uxoriously family man. He was an usher and a deacon in his local church for half-a-century and as pastors and fellow believers poured encomiums in torrents at his farewell at The Faith Place, 790 Easter Avenue, Akron Ohio over the weekend, you would understand the reality of these words in the Word of Life: "Oh Lord...Let me die the death of the righteous, and may my final end be like his!" (Numbers 23:10). He was an officer in the United States Airforce where he served his country honorably. He was a police officer, chief safety officer at Barberton, Ohio and served the Almighty God by serving humanity as well.
|The Ricks Family: David, Larry, Kim, the matriarch Thelma (nee Neal) and the late patriarch Leon. |
He worked for the United States Postal Services for three decades where he retired in 2007. After retirement, he explored other avenues to serve humanity; from being appointed by two mayors of his town; Mayors' Bradnick and Hart, Red Cross, local library to numerous ways in giving back to the community. Barberton awarded him the 2012 Citizen of the Year Award. We will all miss him. So long Uncle Ricks till we meet at the Great Reunion promised us by our Lord, Master, and Savior Jesus Christ:
"I tell you; I will not drink from this fruit of the vine from now on until that day when I drink it new with you in my Father's kingdom" (Matthew 26:29).
PROPHETIC FULFILLMENT: ATIKU ABUBAKR'S FALL AT THE SUPREME COURT OF NIGERIA
|The rambling press conference former VP Atiku Abubakar gave after the Supreme Court of Nigeria threw out his case against incumbent Tinubu as prophesied in this column is a presage of political events that will shape the country in years to come. He said he is not going anywhere, but we will show him very soon where he would ineluctably go.|
You must be a jerk to say our prophecies on the outcome of the case instituted by former VP Atiku Abubakar against President Tinubu at the apex court was mere coincidence. On Sunday October 15, 2023, we prophesied that the Supreme Court of Nigeria would dismiss the case filed by the former VP against the election of President Tinubu. That prophecy has been fulfilled. Please check this link for the full prophecies as published in this column: https://nigeriaworld.com/feature/publication/fayemiwo/101523.html). As I have asserted audaciously in this column through the Power of the Holy Spirit numerous times almost a decade ago that VP Atiku Abubakar has finished his political assignment in the nation known as Nigeria, if he is insisting that he would not go anywhere as he asserted during his rambling press conference in Abuja a week ago, I now want to turn my attention to sending Atiku Abubakar away for good. If he thinks he can continue to toy with destiny because of his stolen wealth and foul loot, Providence beckons so we can end this craziness and put him and his Mullahs out of business once and for all. So, hear me well Alhaji Atiku Abubakar, you say you will go nowhere but trust me, we will send you to where you did not want to go but would be compelled inescapably by the inevitable Hands of Providence as our prophecies declare.
GIVE YOUR LIFE TO OUR LORD, MASTER, AND SAVIOR JESUS CHRIST NOW!
"Jesus told them: You are from below; I am from above. You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am [the one I claim to be], you will indeed die in your sins." (John 8: 23-24)
The world is going mad! The people of the Noahic Age didn't perpetrate sins and abominable acts to the current astounding level in the Face of the True Lord God Almighty before He wiped that generation away with the Great Deluge. The people of Sodom and Gomorrah will protest their evisceration if the True Lord God Almighty spare this cursed and present generation from their sins. Where is the world going? The United States has confirmed that all countries in the world, in order to establish good relations with the great powers, must accept same-sex marriage (woman/woman or man/man. Germany has just signed the law that declares that there is no more incest, that is to say: brother and sister can get married, mom and son, dad, and daughter, etc. The city of Miami is now proclaimed the city of purchase of public sex. That means on the way, to church, at the mosque, at the market, at the football field, if you need sex, you can enjoy it at any time without any problem. Canada has allowed bestiality (sex with animals). In Spain: pornographic films are allowed in high school and universities. The authorization of the prostitution of minors is given. One Marg Luker of Canada states that any young girl at the age of 10 who feels sexual pleasure, no one should prevent her from exploring or finding out how her body works. Here in our Old USA Satanic churches can now operate and be legally allowed to congregate publicly under the guise of religion liberty. These are frightening days and moments in our generation. Do you see the artifices of Satan and his fallen agents across millennia using sexual perversions to destroy the human race? They did it during the Days of Noah when the Nephilim invaded the earth and consorted with women to pollute the earth. Again, they invaded the heartless people of Sodom and Gomorrah as well with this potent weapon of sexual depravity. Our Lord Jesus Christ drew analogies and parallels between these two cursed generations and our current human events: "As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. For in the days before the flood, people were eating and drinking, marrying, and giving in marriage, up to the day Noah entered the ark. And they were oblivious, until the flood came and swept them all away. So will it be at the coming of the Son of Man. Two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left. Therefore, keep watch, because you do not know the day on which your Lord will come. But understand this: If the homeowner had known in which watch of the night the thief was coming, he would have kept watch and would not have let his house be broken into. For this reason, you also must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour you do not expect" (Matthew 24:37-44).
People of the world, and especially fellow believers and co-pilgrims, my fellow strangers on earth and disciples of our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ, the end is near, the departure in Glory is approaching. Christians are being distracted and Satan and the fallen angels want to drag the maximum number of souls with them in order to remove them from divine mercy. Let's be careful. Unbelievers and non-confessors of our Lord Jesus Christ; deniers and apostates, you can still turn your life around now and today and begin on a clean slate. No matter how far you have gone and strayed away from your Creator, you can confess your sins and disobedience to your Maker now and give your life to the Owner of your life, Who is our Lord, Master, and Savior Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It is not too late! If you think you will get away with your disobedience and sin against your Creator, you are sorely mistaken. Whether you like it or not, you will leave this temporary earth one day and again, whether you like it or not, you will be made to account for your deeds during the number of years you spent on this earth. Believe me, Jesus Christ is the Only Judge. Hear Him: "Furthermore, the Father judges no one, but has assigned all judgment to the Son, so that all may honor the Son just as they honor the Father. Whoever does not honor the Son does not honor the Father who sent Him" (John 5:22 & 23). The True Lord God Almighty Who incarnated in the flesh in our Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ is the Only One Who will judge you and I on the Day of Judgement "For He has set a day when He will judge the world with justice by the Man He has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising Him from the dead" (Acts of Apostles 17:31; See also John 5:27; 9:39, Acts 10:42).
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: [email protected]. Congratulations and welcome to the family of the Living God!
JOIN US AT E-CONGREGATION CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY BIBLE CLASSES
Now that you have accepted our Lord Jesus Christ as your Lord, Master and Savior Jesus Christ which He truly is, you need to saturate yourself with the Word of God so you can grow in your new faith. You need to change and renew your mind with the Words of God which are contained in the Greatest Book on earth given to humanity as a compass to navigate our paths in this Satanically-controlled and demon-infested earth following the fall of our First Parents in the Garden of Eden. That Book is the Holy Bible. The three basic reason for this is that the secular education has been totally corrupted by Satan hence, the Holy Spirit commanded us in Romans 12: 2:" Do not conform to the pattern of this world but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing, and perfect will." You cant discover His Will for your life now that you are one of His Own until you read His Word. Second, there is a spiritual war afoot and in the not-too-distant Time Street over your life now that you are a child of the King. Satan and his demons, including their human agents will fight to bring you back to their cursed and darkened kingdom. You need to know how to fight through the deployment of the Word of God, because from now onward, "
our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God." (Ephesians 6:12-17). Thirdly, you need the Word of God for good success according to Joshua 1:8: "Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful."
We will love you to join our weekday Bible Class from Monday to Friday. Our normal E-Congregation Assembly Bible Classes at Cameron TX Zoom Link still is this:- https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87942253858?pwd=N2EzZ2I5aGUvTFQzNWdPRzVQem9pdz09
Time: 3:30pm Texas Time/4:30pm New York EST/10:30pm Nigeria/12:30am following day in Kenya. Its 4:30pm EST in the United States. Click this link for your Time Zone https://dateful.com/world-clock
We would love to see and welcome you to our midst. We are drawn from four Continents of Africa, North America, Europe, and Asia at our 5-Day Monday to Friday Bible Classes and be rest assured there is a seat waiting for you among the children of the Most High God. Our Teacher is the Holy Spirit (John 16:13-16) and all of us are His children and students. You are blessed as we anticipate your congregation with us in Jesus Mighty Name Amen.
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