Sunday, May 29, 2022
Florida, USA
(PART 2)

ou will remember well a man of God by the name of T. L. Osborn.

T. L Osborn was a great American Preacher who visited Nigeria in the 50s. His major cry was that God should raise someone like Ayo Babalola for America. In his words;

"America would be lucky and blessed to have a single person like Babalola"

In 1936, Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola went to Ghana on a missionary trip and when he left the country the Aganyin people (the Ghanaians) remarked:

"This is not a human being, this is a god from a foreign land"

In the same vein, Archdeacon Dallimore, Anglican church leader of Ekiti in 1938 who later became one of the founding principals of Christ's school Ado Ekiti maintained that:

"From all the prophets in the Bible, most of them are not comparable to prophet Babalola because what he (Babalola) did in one day, many prophets in the Bible could not do it in three years"

Another CMS missionary wrote to his family in Britain and made a similar remark:

"Babalola's two weeks ministerial work at Ikare was more effective than all the works done by all the missionaries for more than seventy years"

No doubt Apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola was anointed of God. Sometimes ago, I read a book that chronicled some of the experiences he had in his walk with God. One day in a vision, God instructed Babalola to eat a portion of a food which looked like yam. In that vision, Babalola was said to have eaten more pieces than required, to which the angel exclaimed that he had "eaten" some of the anointing meant for other ministers of God.

It is worthy to note that Apostle Joseph Ayodele Babalola was specially anointed because of the great assignment he had to do for God. In other words, it is the assignment that determines the measure of anointing, amongst other things. But what are those "other things"?

Apostle Babalola was a man who was given to intense prayers, fastings and a life of holiness. This is a great lesson for us to learn. If we fail to pay the price for the anointing, we will lead normal lives. If we fail to pay the price now, there is a generation that is coming that will suffer spiritual coldness and laxity. My prayer is that the Lord will find you and that our lives will be that living sacrifice laid constantly on the altar for a trans-generational impact as exemplified by the life of Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola.