Parody of God’s Existence

Let’s start by asking questions about our existence and our role in the world we live in.
What is our existence all about, who made me, how did I evolve, who is in charge of the way things happen, when will the world end, is the world all about science? Questions…
I am fortunate to be born in Nigeria where I could gladly see the works of the devil first hand. The use of black magic by both aged and small, and to be frank these works are not new to us.
In many villages people still sacrifices to the devil and it works. People make sacrifices and charm against bullet wounds.
Last time a friend shared a story of an accident. In the middle of the accident the man sitting next to him disappeared. It’s funny right,?
I still have a video of some guy using very sharp knives to cut themselves and tongue without a cut or blood.
The case of people using women undies to make money and internet fraudsters using charms to command unsuspecting people through the internet from another planet to pay money and they obliged.
These are the minor cases, the high and popular people do their stuff too. Cultism, human sacrifices etc.
Someone reading this from Europe will say, this is a third world problem. But the higher the civilisation the bigger the mayhem the devil brings.
The level of depression in advanced countries is all time high despite the increased activities of better standards of living.
According to WHO :
  • Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, and is a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.
Adaa.org a body in charge of anxiety and depression is American put it this way
  • Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.
The increase in homosexuallsm: and in a bid to enter the church, legalising harmful substances, transgender initiatives, abortion, the list is long, unfortunately most of this menace are championed by the government, giving to the people especially the unsuspecting younger generation.
The manifestation of evil and vices in our society corrupt our minds, removes our happiness, makes us to believe relying or depending on material things for solutions is the cure.
In Africa when the going gets tough, very tough, people turn to black magic, also abroad they go the devil’s way. Where is the manifestation of the power of God.
We put science before God, we replace God with things, this is wrong. Science is not bad or evil but making it a god is.
The existence of God makes the difference.
The mistake people make is that they want to see His physical look before they believe, they want to shake Him, hug Him, so they can believe.
Most of the things that brings us happiness and peace are not visible. Those things control our emotions, feelings, mood, faith.
It is time you start to see God as the beginning of all things. And see Him in all things. Talk to Him.
In the beginning of the first book in the Bible, God created the heavens and the earth. This means all things are answerable to Him. And He later said let there be light and there was light.
You can only believe in science, modifications, intelligence of things, because you are fortunate to be were they happen. There are people who still walk around naked without any form of civilization: what is their beliefs.
Don’t be too zealous or jealous of yourself alone.
People are more comfortable with God than science and the things of the world.
W hat is information:
Information are intelligent words or data put together for edification of the person and for physical or spiritual manifestation or process of things.
When a person is informed he or she is able to use intelligent words or data for personal edification and said to have acquired knowledge.
One of the most intelligent and inspired books in the Bible is recorded in the book of Psalms, David wrote 150 Chapters out of the 929 Chapters of the Old testament. 260 New Testament.=1189
If the information you are digesting is not intelligent enough you are probably wasting time and there will not be any physical manifestation…

Origin of information.

Genesis 1:3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
God was the first to put together intelligent words for manifestation. And that is the characteristics of our God.
The purpose of every information spoken or written is to influence. James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.
The most important part of the information process is not the information itself but the processor. The mind.
2 Corinthians 11:3 But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
Philippians 2:5 Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
Also to note information are powerful.
2 Thessalonians 2:2 That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
The power of Spoken words and Written words, Video and picture words. (Infographic)

Spoken Word and its Significances.

  1. God’s word. It is powerful and potent.[NLT] – Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and powerful. [NLT] – Proverbs 30:5 Every word of God proves true. He is a shield to all who come to him for protection. Psalms 119:11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.
  2. Your own word constructive. 1 Peter 4:11 If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; Our heart is the process factory of every information we give. A man with a dirty or unholy heart will speak corruption always.
  3. devils word. The devil speaks. Unfortunately like the serpent so many people have allowed themselves to be used by the devil as his mouth piece. Genesis 3:1 Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?
Written word.

Are written out in paper or typed on machines for us to read.

  1. For References and learning. Gods word: His words are recorded in the Bible from it has come life, words that that still affect us today. Most of our knowledge are in text books written down to help us grow. God also show us the importance of writing. [NLT] – Exodus 31:18 When the Lord finished speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, written by the finger of God. CHAPTER 32:
  2. Helps us draw a map for the future through jotting and planning.
Example of how powerful the written word recorded in
Esther 6:1 On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.

Importance of information.

  1. It serves as guide
  2. Guides our decision making.
  3. Removes distraction.
  4. It helps us build the right relationships.
Councel.
  • Not all information is healthy.
Proverbs 14:15 The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
  • We should not be the beat for bad information.
  • Every human have access to the information that can shape his or her life.
  • If the information you want to provide is not godly leave it.

Meghan Markle Gives Birth To Baby Boy

Britain’s Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, has given birth to a baby boy.

Her husband Prince Harry made the announcement in a statement on Monday to television cameras in Windsor.

“We’re delighted to announce that Meghan and myself had a baby boy early this morning — a very healthy boy,” a beaming Prince Harry said.

“Mother and baby are doing incredibly well, it’s been the most amazing experience I can ever possibly imagine.”

Buckingham Palace said the boy, seventh in line to the throne, was born at 0526 local time (0426 GMT), weighing seven pounds and three ounces.

“The Duchess’s mother, Doria Ragland, who is overjoyed by the arrival of her first grandchild, is with Their Royal Highnesses at Frogmore Cottage,” it added.

It added that Prince Harry was present for the birth.

“How any woman can do what they do is beyond comprehension,” Prince Harry said in his brief comments.

“We’re both absolutely thrilled and so grateful for all the love and support from everybody out there.”

– AFP

HOW DOES A MAN OF LOWLY BEGINNINGS BECOME KING?

John Obidi.

WORK, WIT, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, FAVOUR, OPPORTUNITY, TIME AND CHANCE.

Study the relevance of the above factors and you’ll start getting somewhere.

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This article is replete with biblical references. If you prefer to allude to a different religious text or none at all, just see this as a history lesson. It’s valuable either way.

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If you’re going to become a lifelong student of success, you must practice your ability to read beyond what is written, hear more than what is spoken and interpret the elusive connections between action and reaction.

These abilities have got me far along and I’ll use them in tandem to unlock a success secret for you.

First of all, I must define success – my adopted meaning of success. Whenever I write about success, I get all sorts of reactions and over time, I’ve come to understand why.

I have my idea of success and others have theirs.

My vision for success is the freedom and power to utilize my genius unhindered, at the highest conceivable levels of artistic expression, influence, recognition and rewardability.

So I can understand why someone whose idea of success is to make 1 million Naira, buy Benz and live in Ikoyi will come into my comments section and be typing ‘I disagree’.

We are not the same. There are hundreds of posts written by your kind. Go there and comment ‘I agree’.

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THE EXCELLENCE OF DANIEL
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If however you are of a kindred spirit as me, you must see yourself as a Daniel – the biblical Daniel. He was taken into captivity in Babylon, but was STILL so skilled at the craft of insight that he was made the chief of magicians.

Imagine being so good that people assume it has to be magic.

Follow closely as I unearth a major key for you.

There are many who embody the excellent spirit of Daniel, but remain obscure because they haven’t learned how to take credit for it.

If you must excel as a Daniel in the 3rd world, you must learn to take credit.

The religious aphorism of not letting your right hand know what your left hand is doing, is not applicable in this specific context.

“He who must profit from the excellent spirit of Daniel, must exhibit the wit, wisdom and craftiness of David.” – John Obidi

What do I mean by wit, wisdom and craftiness of David? Shebi John Obidi has come again with all his plenty writings.

It’s good like that. The curious people have by now gotten tired of reading and scrolled away to banter on an easier matter like Game of Thrones or whether Manchester United should have stuck with Jose Mourinho.

On this post, I’ll perform an exegesis on the popular Bible Story – David and Goliath, using it to reveal hidden lessons that will aid your quest for success.

What we assume is that David supernaturally defeated Goliath with a supernatural stone and instantly became famous.

Please pause what you think you know, and humour my train of thought.

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THE SKILL OF DAVID
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The records say that David defended his father’s livestock from lions and bears. The records did not say how.

The problem is that when some read biblical accounts, it is with almost zero regard to the science, and so everything is attributed to an unseen force of fate.

Bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell did the research and documented it in his book “David and Goliath”.

Ancient Israel had 3 army divisions – Infantry (foot soldiers), Horsemen (including chariots) and Archers.

The archers were of 2 types – the ones who used the conventional bows and arrows and the ones who used slingshots.

Due to the cost of crafting bows of arrows, the slingshot became a popular weapon and even a sport.

Long before David was born, it was recorded in Judges 20:16 – “Among all these soldiers there were seven hundred select troops who were left-handed, each of whom could sling a stone at a hair and not miss.”

The sling was a deadly long range weapon in the hands of a skilled person.

This was the skill that the young David had cultivated all those years in the wilderness.

Seeing that he was just a boy and it was never recorded that he had superhuman strength like Samson, it’s safe to surmise that he used this weapon to engage the lions and bears from long range.

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THE WIT, WISDOM & CRAFTINESS OF DAVID
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The young David was sent by his father to take some food to his elder brothers who were at the warfront.

When he got there, he was made aware of the threat of Goliath.

Right there and then, his creative mind went to work.

He asked around if there would be a prize for taking down the threat and when he heard what the prize was, he was even more motivated to outthink the problem.

WHAT I AM ABOUT TO WRITE IS WHERE MANY BRILLIANT PEOPLE FALL!

Before David opened his mouth to say he would accept the challenge, he had already conceived in his heart, how he would take down Goliath.

Why is this so relevant? Using a sling to take down a target from distance was not rocket science in Israel.

There were many who could do it as I showed in Judges 20:16 and you can even find it again in 1 Chronicles 12:2.

Regarding this skill, David was not unique or special.

Many Israelites could do it.

However, everyone else was so afraid that nobody else could see that the solution was right under their noses.

David strategized in his heart that the sling was the best way to take down Goliath without getting near, BUT HE KEPT IT A SECRET!

Even when he was summoned to the presence of King Saul, he said so many things except how exactly he planned to defeat Goliath.

Why did he keep it a secret? Everyone else wanted the King’s reward. If he had said out loud that he was going to use a sling, King Saul could’ve probably held David back and sent a more experienced soldier to act on the tip.

David may have been credited for the information that led to the victory, but not the eventual victory. They are not the same thing.

David knew that the quantum leap from shepherd to war hero was not granted to fools who didn’t know how to keep their mouths shut until it was absolutely necessary.

“Premature exposure kills dreams” – John Obidi.

As David left the presence of Saul, he held a staff in his hand, but the actual weapon he intended to use was hidden in his bag.

It was when he was on his way to meet Goliath that he picked up the stones he would need.

Nobody knew his plan until after it was masterfully executed.

Please follow the parts of the story you didn’t see.

David not only took down Goliath from afar, he walked up to his body and cut off his head and brought it home with him.

He did not stop there… He took Goliath’s weapons too and kept them in his own tent.

He needed evidence of his conquest before village people will coman say that Goliath died of natural causes and that David did nothing.

The whole game that David played was so masterful that the following played out right after.

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“As Saul watched David going out to meet the Philistine, he said to Abner, commander of the army, “Abner, whose son is that young man?”

Abner replied, “As surely as you live, Your Majesty, I don’t know.”

The king said, “Find out whose son this young man is.”

As soon as David returned from killing the Philistine, Abner took him and brought him before Saul, with David still holding the Philistine’s head.

“Whose son are you, young man?” Saul asked him.

David said, “I am the son of your servant Jesse of Bethlehem.”
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There are many Daniels amongst us – excellent, skilled and brilliant, but you get too excited that you cannot keep your mouth shut until your miracle is out of the reach of your enemies.

This is the 3rd world.

There is fierce and sometimes irrational competition for opportunity, recognition and rewardability.

Excellence will not be enough here.

Naivety will be brutally punished.

You got selected for an opportunity somewhere? Keep your mouth shut until you have safely landed and crossed immigration.

You have an idea that can end poverty forever? Bridle your excitement and patent it first.

Don’t be so quick to prove to people who don’t matter that you’re doing something relevant with your life.

If you must fulfil your destiny as king, it is important that you take full credit.

Part of taking credit is making sure your plan is not sabotaged before it has had a chance to bloom.

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SUMMARY
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HOW DOES A MAN OF LOWLY BEGINNINGS BECOME KING?

WORK, WIT, WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE, SKILL, FAVOUR, OPPORTUNITY, TIME AND CHANCE.

If you’re going to become a lifelong student of success, you must practice your ability to read beyond what is written, hear more than what is spoken and interpret the elusive connections between action and reaction.

This is the 3rd world.

He who must profit from the excellence of Daniel, must exhibit the wit, wisdom and craftiness of David.

– J.O.

BARCELONA V LIVERPOOL


The Argentine’s magic still surprises the Barcelona boss, who says he can’t understand how his star always comes good in big moments

Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde still gets surprised by Lionel Messi and said the star instilled fear in opponents after starring against Liverpool.

Messi scored a brace after Luis Suarez’s opener as Barca took control of their Champions League semi-final by winning the first leg 3-0 at Camp Nou on Wednesday.

The forward’s second was a tremendous 30-yard free-kick which brought up his 600th goal for the La Liga giants.

Messi has scored 48 goals in 46 games this season for Barca, who have already won La Liga and would complete a treble with the Champions League and Copa del Rey.

Goal.com

Millions of workers across the world poured into the streets Wednesday for International Workers’ Day, an annual working-class rebellion known as May Day.

Bus drivers and housekeepers in Hong Kong rallied for a 44-hour workweek. Garment workers in Bangladesh demanded paid maternity leave. In the Philippines, workers marched for a higher minimum wage.

Some of the rallies were tame, but otherswere messy, dramatic, and even violent. Riot police in Turkey, Russia, France, and Italy clashed with crowds of agitated protesters and arrested hundreds of them.

Workers across the world have been spending May 1 this way for more than a century. Socialists in Europe picked the day to honor laborers killed in the Chicago Haymarket riot of 1886. Workers in the city had gone on strike that year on May 1, demanding an eight-hour workday in the US and across the globe. Clashes with police ended up killing eight people, and four labor leaders were later executed by hanging.

France

Iker Casillas suffers heart attack


Porto’s Spanish goalkeeper Iker Casillas is in hospital after suffering a heart attack at the club’s training center.
“Iker Casillas suffered an acute myocardial infarction during morning practice this Wednesday, at the PortoGaia Sports Formation and Training Centre, in Olival,” Porto said in a statement sent to CNN.
“The work session was promptly interrupted so that assistance could be given to the FC Porto goalkeeper, who is at this moment at the CUP Porto Hospital. Casillas is fine, stable and with his cardiac problem resolved.”

Labour Day: Osun State to begin implementation of NHIS

Osun State governor, Mr. Gboyega Oyetola, has promised to begin implementation of the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) this month.

Speaking at this year edition of Workers’ Day Celebration in Osogbo City Stadium, the governor said the implementation will facilitate accessible and beneficial healthcare to the people.

According to him, the government will begin to release its counterpart funding by the end of May.

He commended the workers for being supportive to the policies, actions and programmes of his administration by being committed, dedicated and patriotic.

The Governor spoke on Wednesday at the 2019 Workers’ Day Celebration, the first since the inception of his administration, at the Osogbo City Stadium.

The 5 Ws That Will Make You Exceptional

Someone said “Manifesting is a lot like making a cake. The things needed are supplied by you, the mixing is done by your mind and the baking is done in the oven of the universe”.
What you are mindful for is what you will eventually become because out of your mind come issues of your life.
Before I start on the 5 Ws of your life or life generally, you should note that self discipline is important if you want your future to reflect what you are about to read.
I dedicate this to the relentless, those who have been down but refused to give in, to those who are up and refuse to be ordinary.

The 5 Ws of Life.

The first W is WHO…Who you are is what makes you special, find the special things you can do and develop yourself to be the best at it. Dont try to copy someones or allow someone talk you out of it.
The greatest people of times where people of one thing. Bill Gates- Computer, Elijah – He called down fire, MJ- King of pop, Dangote-Business, Pastor Adeboye- Pastor. Who are you?
The second W is What… What lies ahead of you is biggest than what is behind you. Focus on the challenges ahead. With courage you take on gracefully anything that tries to stop you.
Let you energy be focused on what is ahead, the victory ahead, the best for you lies ahead. I want you to trust your abilities, put your best foot forward and take on the future like you own it, cos you do.
The third W is When… When life push you back, push back harder. What ever life gives you, no Matter how unpalatable it may be don’t give up hope just yet.
When you have lost hope, you have lost everything. And when you think all is lost, when all is dire and bleak, there is always hope.
An article I read, someone wrote The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.
When life throws the punch, you need the will to take it and return a counter.
The fourth W is Where… Where there are choices to make make the ones you will not regret. One of the best choice I made was saying yes to Jesus.
So many people choose drugs, women, power, and many other unprofitable choices.
Allan Rufus wrote, Life is like a sandwich! Is your sandwich tasty or sour? That is a product of choice. When you decide to create wealth, you have to choose if you want to get it the right way or not.
One of the choices you can make now it to be self disciplined and be determined. I have discovered in life that there are ways of getting almost anywhere you want to go, if you really want to go.
And finally the last W stand for WHY… You will never know why many things happen, Good and bad. But this should not disturb you from moving forward.
Many circumstances will make you question your beliefs, your efforts, your investment, all the truth you know, remember what matters is that you are moving forward.
Let me tell you one of the things that matter here…
[NLT] – Psalms 91:9 If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, 91:10 no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.
This is my councel for you today, that you find the right way, make the right decisions and refuse to be ordinary.

How To Choose Your Confidant

After a long silence, you watched tears roll down her eyes uncontrollably. You have not seen her in that distasteful mood before.

Fadeke keep saying my God, my God, who will help me. Even though you know she hardly keeps secrets from you, she couldn’t say a word to you.

As the two of sit side by side at the dining table, she kept sobbing, even the tranquility of the night could not stand her tears.

But you kept pressurising her to tell you, you reminded her, you were her best friend, her sister and confidant etc.

Eventually she opened up and said please advise me.

Your response… I am short of words, I don’t know what to say, you mean you did that?

You could not console her, you couldn’t advice instead you were furious and angry…

It wasn’t long before you started avoiding her, you called her husband snatcher, STD patient and other names at her back…

Please some people should stop acting like chief adviser and consoler. They will persuade you to open up to them and they will leave you hanging or even worse.

Please be careful who you open up too. Some are only actors.

Before you confide in people, knows these fact about them.

  • Attitude and character towards others are good. If they are people that are always in fights with people avoid them.
  • Know a little of their past, ask from friends, family, colleagues.
  • Some people can’t just keep secrets, even when they cross their heart. Be careful.
  • People that talk too much.
  • Out of the blues friends. Some people just appear when you have money, you got promoted, or you are in the best places of your life, but whenever you are in pain they tend to be busy those periods be careful.

Choose your confidant don’t let them choose you. Be careful.