In the last episode, we talked about a lady who cheated me and sold me inferior shoes, not just using the scam that she was a Christian, but that she was even participating in a hundred (100) days fast, proclaiming “to God are mine!” mscheeew! I’m hissing as if I didn’t fall victim. This episode is just another evidence that our Christianity would be judged by our love for God and one another, and our fruits. If anybody comes to you in name of Jesus or in the name of church member to take from you, beware o!
This episode is yet another dream experience that vividly played out before my very eyes; like play, like play. The truth is that I’ve been having dreams, but not mostly revelational dreams of things that will happen. So when I had this dream on Saturday, I didn’t attach any importance to it because there was no danger. It really didn’t make much sense, but it played out exactly as it was revealed to me the next day (Sunday).
Sometimes I just don’t understand how a matter would be very clear, and yet everybody except you won’t see the truth and judge rightly. And then they’ll all turn the attention to you as the enemy and the one at fault; and you just want to go crazy. Well, I always go crazy especially when dealing with close relations whom I can easily express my hurt and hot displeasure against. The worst is how people just open their mouths and start judging, finding faults and talking nonsense, while they have huge beams in their own eyes (Matthew 7:3). But the moment you utter one word of truth judging them, you become the centre of attention. Am I perfect? I am far from it by my works! But me I go yan, I go speak my mind, this religious nonsense is just getting out of hand.
One day, I looked back at my life and everything I had achieved and I was able to formulate an equation that summed me up:
This means that once you remove G³ (Grace) from Mx (Me with all my achievements), I am nothing (Zero). In essence, the increase of me with the decrease or removal of God is equal to zero. This I will prove thus:
Yesterday night I had a dream and it was about a group of kidnapped girls. I know episodes in this series are supposed to involve dreams and their actualizations, and I personally don’t share my dreams except for the purpose of this series; but if this dream in any way is connected to the kidnapped Chibok girls, it becomes a call for more prayer and encouragement that they will be found and rescued.
Anybody reading the heading would just be wondering what the heaven that means. I need to honour the “Christian lady” who almost blocked my ears starting and ending each sentence with that phrase “To God are mine” trying to speak the actual English version which is “To God and man” in a bid to convince me to buy her shoes. The events of that sale proved yet another fallacy about everybody being a Christian because they go to church and making the mistake of trusting a crook in the name of “I am a Christian”.
Jesus told us in Mark 11:24 that whatsoever thing we desire, when we pray, we need to believe that we have received them, and we shall have them. In the first episode, I testified about faith applied in my university admission. Today, I want to testify about a course that I was destined to fail.
Day after day, different people just come out of the blues with theories that go a long way in shaping the attitudes and actions of their followers. One fallacy that was brought to my attention some time ago was the anti-intersexual hugging and shaking of hands theory supported by a prominent church leader among others in Nigeria. This theory states that it is not only wrong to hug the opposite sex, but it also wrong for a guy to stretch out his hand to shake the opposite sex.
One thing I’ve realized in my Christian walk is that there is less practical experience and more talk. In essence, theory hardly meets practice in today’s Christianity and that is why we have so many preachers and pastors but less impact. By the grace of God, I have been opportune to experience some practical aspects of the word based on personal experience and one of them is the hard way of transgressors; not in the breaking of a law, but in the actual difficulty attached to the art and act of transgressing.
In the last episode, we shared about how prophecy was made based on the facts of a dream and how the prophecy was fulfilled, proving not only the source of the dream, but also the potency of dreams. In the same vein, in 2012, I had a similar dream after my elder sister’s wedding. I would have shared it prior to the last episode, but that memory was only triggered at the point of writing.