'Meji meji ni Olorun da eniyan' ... Yoruba language in W. Africa which means that God created all things in duplicates.
'Anyiekan..." a name for boys in Efik language in West Africa meaning – Who is greater than God? –
''Osaretin' also a name for boys in Edo language also in West Africa ..... means God is power.
'Oluwasina' .... another popular name for boys among the Yorubas meaning 'God has opened the way'.
'Chidera or Odera' is another popular name for boys among my tribe - Igbo also in West Africa. It's an audacious appellation of God with varied meanings like..... 'man proposes and God disposes...; '.... One with the final say/word etc....'
I just digressed to emphasize that Africans bore all these names before the Arabs and the rest of them came to Africa. therefore we have always known and worshiped God. Our tribal/indigenous names bear eloquent testimony that God Almighty has always dwelt among us/Africans. Those Arabs in particular are the "infidels" not God loving Africans!
It is said by the Chinese that .......
"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere", therefore I urge you read this with open mind.
Re: The Mystery of Life
One of great mysteries of nature will be revealed now. There are many of them to follow but they will be revealed one at a time henceforth. Jesus the Christ knew this lesson hence the reason He advised us to love our enemies.
“ But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you” Matt 5: - 44
But that piece of lesson has eluded the whole inhabitants of the world. We find it very difficult to practice this lesson. One must love his/her enemies. Ask for those who despite-fully use you, you must love them as well.
Why is it imperative that we must love our enemies? The reason is obviously very simple .....,
a) No problem whatsoever comes to you via your enemy. All your problems come to you through your so called friends, your family members, those you did favors in the past for, those you confided in etc.
b) Any day any evil arrives at your door, know immediately that it came from your so called close friend(s), those you trusted and them that you loved and confided in.
Conversely, any day also that a good thing comes to you, know that it is from your so called enemy.
Do you now see the dept of word of God, how God does His work? It is out of ignorance and fear that you dread your enemy. He/she wishes you well and means you no harm/evil. That is the reason the Master (Jesus the Christ) told you to love your enemy:
“Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head”. – Romans 12:20
Hatred does you no Harm:
Almighty God is today revealing a great gospel to us. This is the recondite wisdom of God. Except the ability is given to you by Almighty Father God you will never believe this gospel. Pray/acknowledge that the ability to believe and practice this gospel has been given to you by God Almighty. Mecca, Canterbury, Rome etc are compounding issues for us.
‘Hatred is only a hiding place’
For this reason, if you were to know the the advantages of hatred, the good things that go along or in tandem with hatred, you will pray to be hated.
What is hatred?
Briefly explained...., 'But hatred like a vibrant young man knows his work, where to go and when to go there'. That thing you call hatred does not come from man, not even from the earth. It cannot be felt seen or smelt.
Love equally cannot be touched, seen or sensed. It is not of earth too and it is intangible.
As one's love does you no good so also does anybody’s hatred do you no harm. They therefore do not prevent you from carrying out or pursuing your own assignment vigorously. This means..., carrying out God’s instructions as destined without falling back "....in season without ceasing!
You know that once rainy season comes, rain falls heavily and persistently, people grumble and show resentment over it. Apart from the fact that the weather is always wet and cold, it carries with it certain diseases and other inconveniences. As time goes, rainy season ceases and dry season sets in. the sun gets so hot and scorches the earth including human beings. We rumble about so much heat etc This season is not without its diseases and setbacks too.
God created us in duplicates.
God created all things in twos or duplicates…. Rain and sun, day and night, man and woman, good and bad, love and hatred, white and black etc, etc. They all work together for the good of all those who love God and serve Him.
Some people say it is woman that brought troubles and confusion into the world. Others say it is the man that brought so much pain and sorrow into the world. Both conceptions are not true /correct. The man and woman work together actually for the glory of God.
It is said that where there is plenty of evil, good things abound there also. On the other hand, where good things abound plentifully, there also will evil flourish. Is it not the same mother who begets a false prophet who also beget a true prophet? The mother who gave birth to the rich man also begat the poor man. Why do you bother about these things? These phenomena were created by God and have their special objective to fulfill.
Do not Bother about Hatred/Love.
In as much as you cannot prevent them (hated/love) from fulfilling their obligations, you should not allow yourself to be disturbed by them. All of them are temporary in nature. …. They are visitors. They will leave your domain once they have accomplished their respective assignments. Hence your best friend today could be your worst enemy tomorrow and vice versa.
Your Enemy Exalts You
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;……..8 A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace”. – Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8
(Igbo and other maligned ethnic groups pse pay close attention)
It is your enemy who exalts you and gives you glory. Hatred and love work hand in hand and in shifts. As you have daylight so you have night As there is love so also is hatred, Once one finishes its duty the other takes over from there. One is incomplete without the other. In all situations give thanks to God. Love and hatred are spirits. And they emanate from God. Why do you not accept these things? God is the essence of them all.
Our fathers and their fore fathers before them in Igboland knew this hence they ask.....
"Onye ka uwa zuelu oke?... implying that every person has one unpleasant issue or experience bothering him/her. We are incomplee.
Also, our fathers and their fore fathers before them in Yorubaland knew this hence they remind us till this day that....
'Meji meji ni Olorun da eniyan' ... meaning that God created all things in duplicates. Definitely we are incomplete or "Onye ka uwa zuelu oke? as we say in Igbo language.
At a particular time a whole community may hate you except one person. That one person may love you so much that you feel mortified and lack words to express that kind of love.
On the other hand, another person may hate you so much that you feel insecure and want to flee that area. These things are made by God. It is either one or the other at a time. Any place these two things (love/hatred) are not found, know that God is absent in such a place. In-fact, if you are loved by everyone, know that you are lost and if all persons hate you, know too that you are perished. What ever happens to you is the manifestation of glory of God. Simply put, .....
".... for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you..." - see 1st Thessalonians Ch. 5: 18
Everything fulfills the glory of God. (to be continued)
Disclaimer: Culled entirely from Orokutu Eyoyo (Everlating Word of Life) - by Leader O. O. Obu
…And as always, I thank you for your time. Please add this to your repertoire.
"Without God there will be no revelation and without revelation no one will know God". -Leader O. O. Obu