Friday, 30 June 2017

WHY SHOULD MY SOUL REST IN PEACE?



WHY SHOULD MY SOUL REST IN PEACE?

Something says to me that I need to sort this statement and understand it better now, especially before it is said of me!
“RIP”
As I begin to ponder on the meaning of RIP and why it is being often used when someone passed on, I asked myself what categpry of statement should this be?
A wish?
A Prayer?
Or A courtesy statement?

Whose soul can RIP? What does it take for the soul to RIP?

If RIP is a wish, I can only wish wishes are horses for real, so beggars can ride! But if it is a prayer, then the “praying-mantis” should rule the world! However, if it is just a complementary or courteous statement, no man should be offended because it would be a worthless complement when said.

RIP has been so used in such a manner that even if devils can die, men will still say RIP!

The fact may be that whoever you might be, irrespective of the life lived, whether godly, religious, or you live an atheistic life, we will still say RIP.

Religion and Intellects

It is read somewhere that out of every 5 Nigerian Christians, 3 are Pastors, 1 is 'sensing' the calling to ministry and the other 1 is seeking for miracles from the first 3.

This is not revival, this is the effect of lack of employment.

If we call it a revival, why then is crime on the increase? Because every historic revival reduced crime in the society since the criminals would have had an encounter with Jesus. So this can't be revival.

The reason why everyone is jumping into ministry in Nigeria should give us concerns. Religion has never developed any nation. So the rising of more religious leaders should not excite us.

In the next 20 years, Nigerians may not have 1 doctor for 50,000 people but will have 50,000 pastors for 1 person. Expatriates will take over our labour market while young Nigerians will be jumping from pulpit to pulpit across Africa looking for who to ask for a prophetic seed in exchange for a miracle.

We need to teach our young people that they can fulfill ministry while coding in a technological laboratory. We need to teach this generation that pursuing ministry should not stop them from pursuing a university degree or trade. We need to 'de-religionize' the mind of the average Nigerian. We need to do this speedily before we get to the point of justifying the conversion of hospitals to cathedrals, factories to prayer camps and colleges to prayer houses. We must teach this generation that God gave us a knee to pray and hands to work, mouth to preach and brain to create - not knee without hands, nor mouth without brains. We must hasten to remind this generation that we can still be apostles and still maintain a professional career. Paul is our witness.

If we get carried away with how our 10 year old is preaching while his Chinese age mate is building a robot, we might end up being re-colonized when Trump's son becomes the POTUS - because his then late father would have advised him to do so.

Let's not forget that the Master charged us to occupy until HE comes. Those who heard Him first hand never asked "occupy what, how, why and where" - can we be that peculiar generation that will ask these questions?

Religion and Religiosity should no longer drain our brain, it should train our brain. The blood of Jesus didn't wash our brains, it washed our sins.

Arise and be productive even if you have God's call.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Ire ta su ni Eden

Ire ta su ni Eden
1.         Ire ta su ni Eden
            N’igbeyawo kini
            Ibukun t’a bunkun won
            O wa sibesibe.
2.         Sibe titi di oni
            Ni igbeyawo Kristiani
Ibukun t’a bukun won
Lati sure fun won
3.         Ire ki nwon le ma bi
Ki nwon k’osi ma re
Ki nwon n’idapo mimo
T’enikan k’y’o le tu
4.         Bawa pe, Baba si fa
            Obirin yi f’oko
            Bi o ti fa Efa fun
            Adam l’ojo kini
5.         Ba w ape Emmanuel
            Si so owo won po
            B’eda meji ti papo
            L’ara ijinle Re
6.         Ba wa pe Emi Mimo
            F’ibukun Re fun won
            Si se won ni ase pe
            Gege b’O ti ma nse
7.         Fi won sabe abo Re
            K’ibi, kan ma ba won
            Gba nwon npara ile re
            Ma toju okan won
8.         Pelu won loj’aiye won
            At’oko ataya
            Titi nwon o d’odo Re
            N’ille ayo lorun.


The voice that breath o’ver Eden
1.         The voice that breath o’ver Eden
That earliest wedding day,
            The primal marriage blessing,
It hath not passed away
2.         Still in the pure espousal   
            Of Christian man and maid
            The holy three are with us
            The three fold grace is said.
3.         For dower of blessed children
            For loved faith’s sweet sake
            For high mysterious union
Which nought on earth may break.

4.         Be present heavenly father,   
            To give away his bride
            As Eve thou gav’st to Adam
            Out of his own pieced side.
           
 5.         Be present, Gracious saviour,
            To join their loving Hands
            As thou dist bind two natures
            In Thine eternal bands.

6.         Be present, Holy spirit,
            To bless them as they kneel,
            As thou for Christ the bridegroom
            The heavenly spouse dost seal.
           
7.         O spread thy pure wings o’ver them!
            Let no ill power find place,
            When onward through life’s journey
            The hallowed path they trace.

8.         To cast their crown before thee,
            In perfect sacrifice,
            Till to the home of gladness
            With Christ’s own bride they rise.