LETTER TO MY BABY- Oluwanifemi Daniel Olawande

My Dear Bae

Oluwanifemi Daniel -Olawande
The Queen of The Fire Nation Dynasty
The Female Kingdom Warrior

I met you on October 6 on 2017 at a village outreach, you were so crazy about God, you loved God, moving around looking for how we can terrorize demons in the village, your tongues was so territorial and your voice so angelic.

When I saw you and interrogated you, I knew I met her already, I knew she is just the one.
I asked her a question, what is your purpose?
She replied my purpose is to set women on Fire for God.
I screamed, I said she is the one

I went into prayers and I came around October 13 saying I think I am going to marry you
I met with my pastors and mentors
December 8, 2017 I proposed

6 months later on May 5 2018 to be precise, she went to the altar with me to become my wife.

Just 6 months, no PHD in courtship, believe me, it was as if we had met and were friends for 10 years.

PMO is an enigma
A wife indeed
Humble to a fault, submissive chai

She is prayerful and firefull
You wake up in the night only to see my babe scabashing.

You taught me that You can slay and still fry demons

Thanks for following me to do the will of God
Thanks for allowing me to be me
Thanks for believing me
Thanks for managing my finances for me

My ministry and life multiplied when you came in.
My spiritual life doubled when you came in
Anointing increased when you came in.

People often say, when a man of God gets married, fire reduces but when you came in fire enter a new level.

You are not just an addition but multiplication.
My fuel full baby.

She is my Assistant HolySpirit, I can tell you, if she says it, the Lord has spoken, so sensitive.

Thanks for giving me that beautiful flaming Zion.

I love you my babe
Doctor in the making
You are sent from God to me

Fire + Fuel = Flaming (if you know you know)

I know you are going places, the nation’s shall call you blessed and a mother of nations shall you be.

Your Husband
From The Fire Nation Dynasty
P.Daniel
#FIreInMyBones
#FireToTakeTheCity
#FireEveryWhere

WHEN WILL OUR HEAD KNOCK?

No wonder!!!! We’ve not been getting results….
Arghhh…. Activity can be dangerously wasteful when we act without understanding of the original purpose?
When would we get drunk?
When would we start walking and working under the influence of the spirit…
How do we go to the presence of GOD and commune with HIM, for hours and come back the same… Error!!!!
How can we Pray so much, and still be Powerless?
Why do we lack the urge to Act out in the capacity of GOD?
When would we get drunk?
When will our head Knock under the influence of GOD’S WINE?
Didn’t you see?
Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
Acts 2:13 Others mocking said, These men are full of new wine.
Men would know….
You won’t be yourself…
Have you ever been under the influence of the Spirit?
Has GOD poured out HIS Spirit upon you?
Brother and Sister, You cannot fulfil the prophecy of this times, till YOU ARE DRUNK?
Peter the shy, Changed… the first time HE drank!!!
These were the men that Encountered the wine of the Spirit first….
See, what it did to them?
You think you can bring 3000 people to Christ just because you’ve prayed for 24 hours…No!!!!
You must get drunk!!!!
Tomguing is not the Same as Drinking… It’s just a Channel…. You must be getting full as you Speak…. unless you are just spreading out your hands and legs and shouting up and down….without consuming any bottle.
That was the commencement of the prophecy… Peter came out to let them know what just started…
Acts 2:17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:

ARE YOU READY TO GET DRUNK!🔥
WHEN YOU ARE DRUNK… YOU WILL SMELL OF WINE!🔥
YOU WOULD BE BOLD FAR MORE THAN A LION!🔥
YOU WOULD FORGET YOU ARE THE PRESIDENT AND YOU’LL RAVAGE HELL LIKE A PACK OF CARDS!🔥
THE REASON WHY YOU ARE NOT YET CHALLENGING THE MAD PEOPLE YOU SEE ON THE ROAD IS BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT YET DRUNK!!🔥🔥

UNTIL I AM DRUNK!!!! I WOULDN’T STOP DRINKING!!🔥🔥
I MUST MANIFEST 🔥🔥🔥🔥

PhotoCredit: Lawrence Oyor at Nccf Kogi State Chapter

What Apostle Arome Osayi says to his wife on 10th Wedding Anniversary😃

TEN YEARS OF INTENSIFYING SWEETNESS

It has been ten years of God’s faithfulness. I do not even know how to begin this: A great wife, who epitomises God’s limitless supply of grace in my life. Whom I met in one of my missionary journeys to the ancient city of Zaria. The Lord finally revealed she would be my partner for life. Something fluttered in my soul; God’s peace flooded my heart like water from a thousand broken dams.
Ten years later, I can attest to the fact that though man can choose, God knows best. It’s always best therefore to choose in synchrony with God’s will.
I am not being corny when I say marriage under the government of Christ is sweet – my marriage is sweet! It’s been ten years of intensifying sweetness.
Thanks to you, my dear wife, Dinna. The last ten years have been sweet – again, thanks to you.
I cannot say this enough: Next to salvation, you are the best thing that has happened to me. So, darling, as we set foot on the second decade, get ready for a deluge of the unprecedentedness of God.
Thanks for your covenant partnership in making our home a hub for signs and wonders.
I love you my Omoge!

GREAT INSIGHTS INTO THE RELATIONSHIP OF BISHOP AND MUMMY OYEDEPO BEFORE THEY GOT MARRIED AND AFTER THAT COULD HAVE ENDED THEIR UNION

In October 1998, I listened as Pastor (Mrs) Faith Oyedepo taught in Bible School. She had just resolved an issue between a couple. The husband wanted his wife to be as submissive to him as ‘Mama Faith Oyedepo’ while the wife also demanded that her husband love her like ‘Papa’ (Bishop Oyedepo). The husband responded that Papa was ‘too spiritual’ to be dealing with mundane things like expressing love, he insisted that Bishop Oyedepo could not possibly be saying ‘I love you’ to his wife. The matter came up and Pastor Faith Oyedepo looked at the man and said ‘Why will he not tell me he loves me? He says that everyday’. The husband was literally shocked. He told his wife that he loved her and the matter was settled. As funny as this may seem, this story shows the impression built over the years about Mummy Faith Oyedepo’s dogged followership of her husband since she decided to follow him over 40 years ago. Hindsight they say is 100 per cent but the discerning mind will find this very instructive.

One day while about to embark on a journey at the park, Florence Abiola Akano, then an 18 year old Economics student of the University of Ife (Obafemi Awolowo University-OAU) met 22 year old David Oyedepo, an Architecture student at the Kwara Polytechnic. The moment he saw her he would later say, God told him she was his wife. She listened to him and they kept in touch and a short while later, they began a serious relationship. My Dad attended OAU while my mother attended a Polytechnic. From that time till now, university students and the larger society see polytechnic students as second best. I also attended Polytechnic and I remember my Dad say to me once while in the Yaba College of Technology ‘What are you doing about gaining admission’? As if I was still in secondary school. Florence Akano could have ignored him that day but she did not. Once they started dating, ‘David O’ took her to a church in Kwara and brought a paper out and began to write ‘plenty grammar’. He read it to her and asked her to read herself. He did not take her in a car, he did not even have a motorcycle but he needed to give her some assurance. They walked in and sat at the back. This is the ASSURANCE he gave her as scribbled in the note:

SAILING UNDER SEALED ORDERS

‘Where, I do not know!
When, I cannot say!
Why, is not my business and How, must not concern me, but it is mine to accept from Him the sealed orders containing His blueprint for my life, and to open and read them just when and just as much at a time as He wills.
It is saying an eternal “yes” to God.
And eternal “No” to self.
“Lord, what will thou have me to do?
Where will Thou have me to go?”
Having definitely relinquished all claims,
I deliberately turn my back on everything.
Thus I renounce all that I am and have.
It’s no longer mine but God’s.
Henceforth, He has the absolute right to do what He likes with it, and if at any time He should call upon me to literally forsake what I have renounced, I must not even murmur or complain.
Discipleship demands renunciation.
He must be Lord of all, or not Lord at all.

This looks very spiritual and innocent but if you settle down to read it again in today’s context, to an unspiritual person, it is particularly ridiculous, embarrassing and provocative. Why will a fellow student who had not gotten his ‘bearing’ ask a girl to sign such a document? Basically, he was telling her that whatever God says was final and of course he would be the one to hear from God. This was an act very much subject to abuse. He asked her to make her decision and if she was still ready to go ahead. He said this to an ‘18’ year old girl. Nonsense, you would say, but not Florence, she signed that piece of paper. After graduation, David got a job with an architectural firm and later with the Ministry of Works and Housing in Kwara State. Around that time, he received what he celebrated as the ‘Mandate’ which according to him was for him to liberate the ‘whole world’. He resigned his job and his elder brother worried about him asked how he was going to earn an income to feed. He said he would start with ‘writing tracts’. This statement offended his brother who asked him to ‘Get Out’.

The first person he told about his vision was Florence. She accepted it and joined him 8 days later for the first meeting of this new ministry. Along the line, most of the 70 people who started with them left. How wouldn’t they leave when this guy who could not hold a simple job kept talking about how their ministry will go ‘worldwide’? He said they would be flying in private jets to preach, they would establish a world standard printing press, they would build a 50,000 capacity tent (at this time, Reinhard Bonnke was in the process of building a 34,000 capacity tent while Idahosa had just successfully built a 4,000 capacity church). His dreams were taller than him and offensive to some of those among his small group of supporters. By the next year, he told her the name of the Church would be ‘Living Faith World Outreach Centre’, he also impressed on her the need to change her name from Florence and she soon changed her name to ‘Faith’. In March 1982, he shared with her how he had received the solution to poverty. He said God revealed to him the key to prosperity.

In August 1982, after receiving the list of things to bring for the traditional marriage, he rejected a number of things on the list as they were against his Christian belief. He was not going to indulge his ‘wife to be’ if only for a day. In all this, Faith kept the faith and remained with David. Wedding day came and David was unable to pay for a room in a hotel on the wedding eve; instead he slept in the Volkswagen that he had managed to buy while still working. All the red flags were there but she went ahead and married him. Close friends were worried. The new couple seemed to be getting worse especially after their marriage and when they started to operate Church. They were living in Kwara but he said God had asked them to move to Kaduna. He drove to Kaduna in his beetle every Saturday and returned on Mondays to share with her very excitedly how ‘explosive’ the service was.

One day she decided to see for herself and did the long trip to Kaduna. There were about 21 people in Church that day and when they had finished a session of singing, praying and sharing, she asked when the ‘real’ service would start, he told her service had just ended. She was shocked. Money was also not coming in, he had asked her to resign her job to join him in serving Full time in ministry. Both of them were now ‘jobless’ without any income. Faith Oyedepo was getting really concerned and her feelings were disturbed but she held on to her husband’s assurances to her from the Bible. He had promised her honeymoon after the wedding but he kept postponing until he finally asked her to choose between one week honeymoon and a lifetime with him. That’s how the dream of honeymoon, whether local or foreign ended. To add to this, a few days after the wedding, Faith was already pregnant but as the day of delivery drew closer, Brother David had become an absentee husband. On one of the days he came home briefly, she complained of miscarriage as she had noticed unusual heavy blood flow. David sat in his chair hungry and shouted ‘No, it cannot happen; can I have my food please’? How insensitive and unromantic? He ate his food and was on his way again.

A few days to her delivery date, she was rushed to the hospital as her cramps had become very severe. The Doctor said the baby had shifted to an abnormal position. On his way to another preaching engagement, he passed through the hospital and after listening to her, he prayed and said ‘Child turn’ and was on his way again. A friend helped him take his wife to hospital for delivery as he had gone to minister. That was how his first son, David was born. David was not born with a silver spoon. Income was still not regular for his parents. Meanwhile, Pastor David had vowed that he was never going to borrow or ask anyone for money. For days, he would go hungry with his wife and many times he converted the hunger to a fast. It was however worse for Faith Oyedepo as it was unhealthy for her as a nursing mother to go without food. It soon got to its peak and one day after taking water for about two days, a member of the Church brought ‘Cerelac baby food’ for the baby. The family of three shared the baby food with relish until respite came on the third day. Faith Oyedepo remembered the document she had signed 7 years previously and for funny reasons made up her mind to continue.
Serious Christians and concerned friends soon began to visit them ‘Is this how you are going to live forever, look at where you used to be before you joined the Ministry. Why doesn’t at least one person work while the other person serves God? They asked. These friends after failing to persuade Brother David, formed a prayer group of concerned brethren and began to pray. Very soon, she was pregnant again. In that state, they travelled for holidays to the Village at Omu-Aran in Kwara and on getting home, he was informed of his nephew that literally had run mad. Nobody could calm the boy down. On seeing Pastor David however, he calmed down; but then David Oyedepo did the unthinkable. To further demonstrate that the boy was healed, he asked them to put him in the beetle. Ordinarily there was no problem with that except that his wife, Mrs Faith Oyedepo was in the car and heavily pregnant. Who keeps a mental patient in the back seat of his car where his pregnant wife is sitting? She was horrified to say the least at this action but it is apt to say she was the vintage small girl with a ‘Big God’. She stayed put.

Was it the announcement of the Bible School without a plan, the announcement to her that he had given the only car they had as a sacrifice for missionary work or the fact that he decided to start tithing the income of the Church when they finally began to grow? Or was it his refusal to collect salaries any longer or his movement to Lagos after Kaduna had started doing well? Was it his refusal to rest and go on preaching while coughing blood? Was it her submission of her salary to him every month? Is it her addressing him as ‘sir’ and as her boss in the office? Faith Oyedepo remained as constant as the Northern Star and solidly supportive of her husband. A multi-millionaire who insists on cooking for her husband till today. A woman who brought up sons and daughters that are burning for the Lord today, who taught her children how best to handle money, to Give Some, Keep Some, Save Some and Spend some?

In all this however, nothing was quite as difficult as the incident of 2004 down to 2006 when her body was subjected to the kind of torture and sickness she had never known in her life and which diagnosis has till today failed the best of British and American hospitals. The devil came after Faith Oyedepo to kill the vision known as the ‘Liberation Mandate’. Finally, Mummy Faith could no longer travel for the work of the ministry, finally she would visibly groan in pain during Church services, finally a microphone dropped from her hand while about to minister during the service and finally, bedridden, she eventually changed position to a foreign hospital. It got so bad that after prayers from senior colleagues to her husband in the ministry seemed not to be working, her husband, Bishop Oyedepo told God. ‘whether you heal her or not does not change the fact that you are God’. All hell broke loose and Mummy Faith went through a life-threatening torture meant to take her life. Once in an American hospital, she woke up on her sick bed and saw that her husband who was supposed to be in Nigeria had flown in quietly, left her asleep and while kneeling by her legs was crying ‘Lord heal her and prove that you sent me’’- She got healed miraculously. Her journey through the shadow of death which lasted 27 months continued until her limbs eventually failed her, tabloids were awash with news of her paralysis as well as some extreme ones who even claimed she was dead.

After about three years, she was miraculously healed only to experience another event seldom ever mentioned but designed for the devil to have another go at her. She had tripped and fallen and the doctors had mistakenly fixed the wrong braces on her legs, left on right and right on left. It took the grace of God and the watchful eyes of a student doctor to realise after 6 months that the braces had been placed on the wrong legs. Very soon and up till today, Mummy Faith Oyedepo uses both legs. Time and space fails one to tell about many other stories and experiences too numerous to mention about this ‘Eagle Mother’ whose fiercesomeness once on the stage bellies her mild look.

A SHINING EXAMPLE

Today, at 60 years, she is an epitome of dedication, purity, commitment and focus. Some have jokingly called her ‘the only woman Bishop Oyedepo can marry’. While the Bishop jokes that even if he had married the devil, the devil would have been converted, I am of a strong opinion that very few ladies would have successfully handled the untold pressure and toughness she had to bear while being ‘Pastor Mrs Faith Abiola Oyedepo’ the Matriarch of the Oyedepo Family. These among many others are some of the reasons WHY WE CELEBRATE MUMMY FAITH.

Written By Leke Beecroft

A Love Letter to My Dear HOLY SPIRIT

My LOVE….My KING The one who took me by the hand and winked. The one who restored my smiles and gave me peace. I love you from the depth of my heart till my last. The store house of my breath The well that caters for my thirst You’ve raised me above my cares How can I neglect you…My Dear. Kiss me with the kisses of your lips Fondle me with romance under your wings Let my life express your intimacy Let your TRUTH frame my reality You made darkness a fiction in my life You drew me so close, sickness missed my path The only thing I regret was the years I left you neglected My LOVE… My Prince.. My HEART craves for your GAIN I thought I knew you, till I found you I thought I heard you, till I saw you I thought I loved you, till I knew you You are more than a NAME… You are my SAVING GRACE

Our wives really!!!!

*Husband and Wife:*

I put her in the Toyota Camry car I was using then and off I drove to Shoprite. I did not even tell her we were going to Shoprite. When we got there, she exploded

“Do you have money? What are we doing here? I said, “just follow me and pick anything you want.”
Right inside Shoprite, I picked cart and wheeled it behind her. “Pick anything you want baby.”

See women o! Na so she dey pick, pick, pick. “The cart come full”

I picked the bill, almost N86,000. As we were going out of the mall, something struck her ..and she said, “Honey You did not buy yourself anything! she wondered”

“Ah, I have no cash left. Let us go home …”

“No, I have some money she said. Let’s go back and pick what you want. So we went back. My wife picked a bill of N42k for me alone.

Now, you know I never knew my wife had money on her? But she brought it out and spent on me because I had impressed her.
*My man, Impress your wife, she will spin surprises on you.*

Now look at this again: when I scrutinised all we bought with my N86k, hardly was there anything strictly for her. Almost everything we bought were things we used at home and for the children. But when it was her turn to buy for me, I bought things for MYSELF! Shaving cream, boxers, stockings, slippers, DVDs, singlets, my kind of wine, etc. Things me alone use!

*It taught me a great lesson: most women are good. Most women are not greedy. All they want is show them you love them, you will be surprise for life !*

Men, give your wives pocket money today. Cultivate the habit. Don’t say sebi she is working.
And women, don’t say how much are you giving me sef? Always appreciate what he gives you and say thank you. May God bless our marriage.

What do you have?

Back in the days when Germany was divided, a huge wall separated East and West Berlin.

One day, some people in East Berlin took a truck load of garbage and dumped it on the West Berlin side.

The people of West Berlin could have done the same thing, but they didn’t.

Instead they took a truck load of canned goods, bread, milk and other provisions, and neatly stacked it on the East Berlin side.

On top of this stack they placed the sign:

*“EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS”*

How very true! You can only give what you have.

What do you have inside of you?
Is it hate or love?
Violence or peace?
Death or life?
Capacity to build or capacity to destroy?

What have you acquired over the years?
Salvation or condemnation?

*”EACH GIVES WHAT HE HAS”*

Think about it!
Please give out the good in you always.

Be Blessed