1Ti 5:8 But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.
True to his thoughts he has used her as a litmus test for how marriage looks like and by that litmus test he could assuredly say that he has failed the litmus test…
Like an adage in the island that says, “a person who has sprinkled waters on the grounds ahead of him cannot but walk on wet and soft ground”
Although not very poor, but they cannot be ranked among the averagely living people in their community, neither were they at the base of the pyramid of poverty in the island, but very close to the base.
When the seas are roaring with their tides rising up, one does not need to run headlong into it lest one injures himself.
The sages used to say that “there is nothing that patience cannot overcome, adding that even patience can cook a stone”
All of us are humans, we have blood running through our venous and arterial systems therefore what you are also passing through we also passed through similar things he said to her.
She was thinking her stepmother has taken her position and place with her father therefore she has misbehaved, and has put the wrong foot forward what she ought to do last she has done first.
It is because it is easier for me to know when he is annoyed that I have decided to marry him unlike some men who will keep the errors of their spouses to them, brooding over it like a hen…
Love relationship watched in movie is different from what is obtained in Reality.
It has been a while that I have been thinking of how to get close to him, until I discovered the opening to get closer to him
No one knows this before within the island, but they would blame those who develop seizure after using the concoction that they have been attacked by the gods because they are bad people and would become bad influences or people in the future.
The students call second class lower degree draw equating it to a game in which the two teams play draw.
The Medical personnel now says, when we were young, we used to run after death and death would flee us, but when we are grown up, getting old, it is death that is pursuing us, and we are fleeing
“When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” (1 Cor. 13:11)
Therefore, we implore everyone to train their children well like this woman has trained well her son, though without husband she trained her well as we all could attest to today.
Her mother pleaded with him to do everything to save the island, for this is the period to let them know that it is not all left-Handed people who are malicious and dangerous beings.
Through the combined efforts they were able to defeat them.
I remember what is in the holy writ that, “… he heapeth up riches, and knoweth not who shall gather them”
He has traveled out of the island to receive his honorary doctoral certificates during the time when the Coronavirus broke out.
“Again he said unto me, Prophesy upon these bones, and say unto them, O ye dry bones, hear the word of the LORD.” (Eze 37:4)
He has uncommon trust in him that all would be alright and uses to encourage him when he was depressed that he should not lose hope when he has lost hope in himself.
She went to the doctor to sign the necessary documents and he was discharged.
It may mean that those bandits have kidnapped him and they should be expecting call from them to demand a ransom for his release...
Many of those who had traveled in the latest periods have decried the position of the island’s roads that have been taken over by armed bandits to the rulers of the islands but they have not been able to arrest the situation
An adage says, it is only a fool who uses left hand to point to his or her family’s House.
An adage in their village says that, “striped Frog says in the stead of it not to be sweet in the soup, all its legs and thighs will go for it”.
If he desires for more promotion he needs to humble Himself so that God will continue to promote and lift him up.
Winning a battle is not for the person who wills neither for a person who wants to win, nor for the person who struggles to win, but its God who shows mercy…
Truly according to the vision of the Visioner it promotes healthy rivalry among the inhabitants of the island such that people always look forward to this wonderful yearly festival in the island.
She destroyed everything that her lover has bought for her as present and token of love…
Whenever, he comes across the young man to ask him of how far about the work, he will tell him that the work is about to be completed and if not that the manager has traveled outside the island, he ought to have been called for interview and be employed…
There is an adage that says, “death today, blessings tomorrow, the death of today will not allow us to reap the rewards of our labors tomorrow…
It was quite appalling that what they thought would happen never happened…
…I have told you that, I Am yours’ and yours’ alone, nothing can take your love away from my heart,…
When the sturdy guy proposed to her, she could not resist it, unlike others who have been proposing to her that she has been resisting and asking them to give Her time.
…As one of the proverbs of the island that says that “a sign would always precede mat laying” ….
Before migrating to the new island, and she cannot boast of one-dollar savings, but within three months of her migrating into the island, she could boast of saving $5:00 daily.
Something like this, I do not want in my family, she told her husband…
…Their mother would not reason along with them and she will say that they should give him more time, she always defends him…
It is a patience person who can squeeze out milk from the breasts of a lioness.
The lady too has been worried and all attempts at getting across to him has been fruitless and they have just spent a week out of four weeks that they will spend in the village because she has went for a workshop in the island.
For his younger brother who has chosen another career has been making waves in what he is doing, and their parents have been tempted to often times tell him that he needs to leave the work he is doing, and join his junior brother
…But when people reply them that the person who molds it is one of them and or if he is around himself and replies that he is the one who molds it some of them would start arguing with him, that such cannot be true, he cannot be the molder…
Then according to the culture of the island, his father has gone to him that he needs to get marry so that his blessings will grow the more…
Unlike now that there are orthodox Medical houses all around, then there was nothing like that, and the traditional medicines around, could not Diagnose what the health condition of the man was.
Then one day, since my partner has been in the system for a while, he called me to tell me that three of our works have been Nominated by some authors for award in the city. I was happy, because, even if we do not Win the award, I know, I am gradually leaving the cauldron of darkness to limelight…
After working for weeks as laborers on people’s farmlands, the money I have gathered from the work, I will use it in publishing the works I have put down. Interestingly, I was yet maintaining the name of the group which is called “The Light Publications”.
The Historians of the island too started teaching people about her, and the need to always have brave women in our midst.
This freedom she craves for, she does not want her children to suffer as she has suffered, because many of the policies roll out for them by those who have borrowed them money are hostile policies, which makes the poor poorer...
Her father often kisses kiss her when she was in her mother’s uterus, by kissing her abdomen, talking to her when she was in her womb that the baby must be brave, fearless, bold, inspiring, beautiful and if a male very handsome.
There has been repeated revelations from people of the island about the wilderness that there is a portion of land within the wilderness where pearls could be found…
Also changed the means of operation wherever he and his gang went to operating, they will leave a logo behind stating that they were from the magistrate of the island.
“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.” (Mic 7:8)
When they heard of him becoming an aeronautic engineer, they were Elated and they said to each other that truly, genetic compositions of children have little to do with what those children will become in the future...
Now that they have been in love with each other, they kept her parents out of the loop.
Her parents have registered her name for raffle-draw when she was Six years old, for the draw is for children between the ages of six and ten.
This generated furor among them, such that they started attacking themselves.
Fight broke out among them and the man’s apprentices broke into camps forming about ten camps in the island with each person laying claim to his territory and saying they are the real follower and the real person their leader has bequeathed the power of seeing to before he breath his last.
However, years after this revelation, one person from one of the islands who is a fisherman had problems with the torrents of the river that day and was been tossed by the wind to the island.
“Trust ye not in a friend, put ye not confidence in a guide: keep the doors of thy mouth from her that lieth in thy bosom.” (Mic 7:5)
He will resort to a corner to take a nap, resting, but some of them have misconstrued this for weakness. Their students looked at one another’s eyes and nodded that he is right and they are wrong as they bowed again to their master.
Going to the forbidden wilderness is one of the criteria to be fulfilled to really become master unto other servants, anyone who will become master would visit the deadly forest alongside others ….
Edison tried the experiment for over three thousand times before success came his path. If he had stopped at 2,999 times of experimentation, no one would know what he has done, all that would be said of him was that he was a failure...
As the lecturer was stating this, his mind was telling him that for this purpose you have come to this place today not even for the purpose of seeing your friend, because the Powerful Being wants me to hear motivational words that was why he has brought me to this place...
Thus, he was about to give up on continuing the academics too as suggested by the people because all that we want in the world is money, living well, and been able to feed one’s family...
She was the one who however added that they need to leave him behind because he was at the echelon of his academics in the High School.
The wife of her Mistress’ friend’s brother would not allow that they live with them, thence the man has gone to one of his friends to put them there to pass the night.
The peaceful demonstration the government of the island does not want for she has painted a picture of “All is Well with the Island” to the global communities through their spokespersons. To curtail the Youths soldiers and other paramilitary personnel have been deployed to the island to shoot at si
After the expiration of the seventh day with nothing to show, the man sent to the lady’s family street urchins to the lady’s parents to make it look as if they were having problems with the family and it was followed by local police which got to the scene and arrested every one of them.
Another thing which was done was that they never used a particular place for the venue of their meetings, they change the venues of their meeting often and if you are not in their close circuits, you cannot know where the next meeting would be held,
He also thanked his tutor at that old age, who had faith in him when he has no faith in himself that what he wants to pursue could be achieved, but because of his words, his patience, and coming to his “valley” to pick him to the mountain of what he was learning,
She has money, she has power, she is influential in the republic where she lives at.
They went to the clinic to do hysterectomy, which is one of the family planning that is been recommended in the clinic.
“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” (Mar 10:25 or Luke 18:25)
“Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.” (1Co 15:33)
The year of his graduation was the year the man who counseled him die.
He did not understand the full weight of what her mother says until when the woman died.
“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things.” (Tit 2:3)
Some loads have been taken off her shoulders by some spiritual forces and her heart is now lighter, then she started smiling to herself again, went to where those photos are and took some of them, started rubbing his fingers across the face of her lover on the photos then smiling to herself again…
He catches up with her as he was about to touch her, she falls to the ground, and he also falls on her, they rolled a bit on the green grass, kissing each other and they were panting.
“And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.” (Eph 6:4)
“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble.” (1Pe 5:5)
But would the people who have tasted the milk and Honey of the island be allow for something like this to happen in the island?
As he thinks about these and the pitiable condition that he lives in, his heart continues to bleed for his position and he asks himself whether the bleeding will ever be stopped?
And discovers that many things that he could have done to assist his aged parents with he could not do them. Apart from this, his heart bleeds because he is still largely dependent on his parents at the age he ought to have been living an independent life.
Yet the leadership of the island calls them lazy, good for nothing youths who should and could not be entrusted with anything in the island…
Since the time they have been silenced they have been cut off the central leadership system of leaderships of the island.
While he was being buried, the Lady would wrote on his epitaph, that “you have died for me, your lover, I will forever remember thee”.
A proverb of the island that says, a person with a coal of fire does not play by the river bank, because doing that the coal of fire on his hand may accidentally fall into the river and he will be at loss.
She was guiding the three children jealously but one day storm arose and the walls collapsed on two of those children while sleeping, they died on the Spot.
Listen honey, as long as there is firmament and the Divine One, there shall always be a way for you and you shall neither fail, fall nor falter.
Then she knows that love is pivotal to anyone’s success in the world, really if one can give all that one has to love, it worth it…
Now he discovers she is an angel, she is specially sent for a purpose, the purpose is to comfort him, to bring him joy that has eluded him for decades, to make him feel love in the real sense, to make him know that love is love in all ages..
“When men are cast down, then thou shalt say, there is lifting up; and he shall save the humble person.” (Job 22:29)
“I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: and I was to them as they that take off the yoke on their jaws, and I laid meat unto them.” (Hos. 11:4)
Because the man she got was her dream a dream called her own, they always had nice moments together, no one could ever snatch him away from her.
As we are as pencils in the hand of a writer so are we are clay in the hands of a Potter, he knows and molds us according to the pattern that he likes.
…But now, those thoughts are Mirage.
She has found herself fighting with people older than her and it is also the same story, as the person fails to defeat her in the dream, someone would appear, mightier and powerful who will assist the person to beat her. Since she was in the oblivion as per the spiritual things.
Then he told him that he wants to be doing a small business so that he will be exercising his muscles daily.
There was climatic changes in the island which affects farmers, they lost so many things that year..
“For the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which went out early in the morning to hire labourers into his vineyard.” (Mat 20:1)
She was told that, amenorrhea is not totalitarian that a lady would not take in.
They all agreed that they need to do something about this and save their land. because something has been done for millennia that does not make the thing right,
Soon the news of the inner caucus that he has was given to the people at the top and they called him to discuss with him.
The lady was happy for the kind of man she meets for though she is contented yet she knows her man has spoil her with everything he is gotten.
It was as if they had met before, as some ancient Mythologists used to say, that people used to meet in the unknown world, before coming to the planet, something tells her that she had met with him before, albeit at an unknown horizon higher than the planet.
The Sage ones have been saying that “wise people learn to follow their hearts in all they are doing”
She was stigmatized. Because of this She was unable to face her academics as she should with her hearts wandering off the class and school on several occasions.
“And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth.” (Exo 34:6)
“The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will.” (Pro 21:1)
Her prayers were not answered as she discovered a month after that she has taken in, the singular shot at goal has hit the target.
…He is everything to her, that he has been her Dream come true, he has been her only dream in life, he has been the only star in her firmament…
Thus, the aged in the island used to put across a Proverb that says, “it is not long that ladies get to the twilight of their lives”.
People have been asking her that she comes forth with a partner, but a partner cannot be manufactured from the blue sky as she did not give that a thought while she was in the school.
Then he concludes from that day onwards that if he does not have a to-and-fro money till God blesses him, he will never embark on a trip again to avoid embarrassment…
We were young, we sheepishly followed some people to do what they are doing, we imitate many people, but now that I am alone, and have come of age, I hardly copy people again, I do things according to the knowledge that I have not doing it to satisfy anyone.
In memorization tests when we were in High School, I could barely score 40 percent, but in other things I will exceed others.
The announcement that has been issued by the Chief Justice of the island which is made available to the press so that those who have cases at different courts within the island will also know that jurists and lawyers are also humans and they need to take proactive measures against the deadly virus..
“Hide not thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily?” (Psa 102:2)
e-sword in its commentary says, “the ant has been famous in all ages for its social habits, foresight, economy and industry. Collecting their food at the proper seasons, they bite off the ends of the grain to prevent it from germinating, and lay it up in cells till needed.”
When she asks of what happened she was told of accidental discharges from the police people on patrol and stray bullets have penetrated the commercial vehicle and had killed about three passengers on the spot..
Recalled that one of her father’s best gift is open vision. He told her before his demise what open vision means and then she knows that she is seeing open vision.
Apart from this, there is the thinking in the islands that one needs to study the person on is buying things from, to know if their hands matched each other.
As the sage used to say anyone who knows the day that there would be remarkable, then the person would know the day she or he would die.
“And it fell on a day, that Elisha passed to Shunem, where was a great woman; and she constrained him to eat bread. And so it was, that as oft as he passed by, he turned in thither to eat bread.” (2Ki 4:8)
She kept wondering. Life is a mystery. Until Humans see life as a mystery we may not enjoy life to the fullest.
There is an adage in the South Western part of Nigeria that says, “a person cannot stand in two”.
Exo 15:25 “And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them.”
She would have followed her heart and would not have given what her friend counseled her on a thought, for if she has done that she would have been happily married to the man.
Then he notices that all the attributes he wants in a lady she possesses, but he was afraid of asking her out because many ladies do not wish to be romantically involved with someone who is older than them.
The game apart from crowing the Youth Leader, it is also considered as a means of making money in the island,
His coach keeps analyzing the mistakes of the title holder that he had underrated the Young Man and that, that was his major albatross for he hardly had time to train for the match against the young naïve man for he had thought it would be an easy ride like it was for others but how erroneous he was
When he was growing up, it was noticed that he used to beat other children in the neighborhood.
Deu 29:29 “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.”
Their in-laws say that, they had come to world, seen things in the world and had conquered in their own line, saying it is left for the children to also leave good legacies as their parents have done.
Joh 5:7 “The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another steppeth down before me.”
“This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.” (Psa 119:50)
“Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Pro 22:6)
“And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe wept. And she had compassion on him, and said, this is one of the Hebrews' children.” (Exo 2:6)
“Then saith he unto his disciples, the harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few.” (Mat 9:37)
His ears were straightened when he heard this and asks his friend to tell him more about the site.
Oh! Dearie Special One, I will take you with me everywhere I go, and where I cannot take you to, I will always place thine photo before me.
Purer like water fetched exceedingly early in the day from the stream with no dirt’s on it
“Now therefore go, and I will be with thy m(“Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what thou shalt say.” (Exo 4:12))outh, and teach thee what thou shalt say.” (Exo 4:12
“Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, which knew not Joseph.” (Exo 1:8)
“And the officers of the children of Israel did see that they were in evil case, after it was said, Ye shall not minish ought from your bricks of your daily task.” (Exo 5:19)
The search team has been set up, and they will likely be seeking for the “living among the dead” now, trying to visit the farmlands for possible contacts
It is been said that it is for the deaf to hear that some words are spoken in the presence and at the hearing of the children begotten by the deaf.
“Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: let such as love thy salvation say continually, The LORD be magnified.” (Psa 40:16)
Gen 27:13 “And his mother said unto him, upon me be thy curse, my son: only obey my voice, and go fetch me them”.
(“Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.” (1Th 5:21)
“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.” (Psa 118:8)
Parents, relatives, friends have used different analogies to talk to him to be married but he did not listen to them as he continued with his bachelorhood.
He was hit by this utterance and broke down in tears, then his friends told him that you see why we do not want to tell you before.
He dreamt a dream in the dream he saw a man in white apparel talking with him, he was telling the man that the agony is too much and he prefers dying to living, that the white apparel man should let him go…
In the meanwhile during this period one of his aunts has been telling her that she should forget all about the guy and look for someone else for she has tried her best for him when he was in the island.
The illness was severe, lasting for months this makes his cousin to take him back to their island for his parents ask that he be brought back to them.
As she uses her palm to rob her face, saying could this be true, then the man says it is true as long as you have you money in the land anything is possible he replied her.
On the chosen date, his colleagues from the island have paid him a visit to give him an award for being good representative of them all over the world.
The people marvel at the new changes that have happened to him within a short time and are saying it is good that ne meets with one’s helper in the world.
This creates fear in her heart and she starts thinking that her life, future, and destiny may after all be in jeopardy for what has transpired before between the duo. She was even asked to offer some sacrifices to the “gods” to appease them
In the meanwhile it has been stated by the people of the island that when dreams are been interpreted to people, something inside of them would be telling them whether the interpretation is genuine or nay.
It is the believe that their interpretations are assumption-based ones which may or may not be right after all.
“He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Mic 6:8)
“And now, Lord, what wait I for? my hope is in thee.” (Psa 39:7)
“Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths.” (Psa 25:4)
“Behold, I and the children whom the LORD hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from the LORD of hosts, which dwelleth in mount Zion.” (Isa 8:18)
It was too late to cry when the head is off.
Open defecation is still common in their island although the World Health Organization has sent messages to different countries of the world of the need for each house to have its own toilet and should stop open defecation because of epidemics.
“When thou passest through the waters, I will be with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.” (Isa. 43:2)
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.” (Psa 30:5)
“Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.” (Psa 119:151)
While fighting then the lady discovers that those enemies who killed her parents were those they were fighting with.
However, the son after he has been captured by the enemies have been sold as slave to slave traders when they discovered that he cannot be killed for the power on him could not let him be killed.
He showed the son much of the local charms and had little time to train him on how to use different weapons.
After trying all they could but with no solution, they decide that they would punish his son instead, for if the father has the power to enter small gourd they believed he cannot take his son into the gourd
On noticing this, she has to flee the island as his father had advised before his death, that those who sent hired killers to him could also be after her.
They were on their way to marking the tenth-year wedding anniversary when the terrible incident happened and their vehicle had an accident, she died on the spot.
God always has answers for our many disturbing thoughts.
Now she knows she is on top of the world, now she knows what love is.
“What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.?” (Psa 56:3)
“And he said unto them, hinder me not, seeing the LORD hath prospered my way; send me away that I may go to my master.” (Gen 24:56)
“For it was little which thou hadst before I came, and it is now increased unto a multitude; and the LORD hath blessed thee since my coming: and now when shall I provide for mine own house also?” (Gen 30:30)
“For God giveth to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he giveth travail, to gather and to heap up, that he may give to him that is good before God. This also is vanity and vexation of spirit.” (Ecc 2:26)
His response was that “our numbers are divisible then”, you are single and I am yet searching if you would not mind my utterance.
That notwithstanding as he told her that she must be by his side 24 hours as she has come around now.
It is not that she wants Mr. Perfect for she knows that there is nothing like Mr. or Miss Perfect in relationship and life.
His father told him that he will never die before him, children must outlive their parents that is the joy of parenthood.
“For thus saith the LORD of hosts; After the glory hath he sent me unto the nations which spoiled you: for he that toucheth you toucheth the apple of his eye.” (Zec 2:8)
It is good thing to take to advise, as the Holy Writ has stated that, “If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land” ( Isa 1:19)
There is an adage in Yoruba land that says, "person that is helped and who cannot show heart of gratitude is worst than armed robbers".
Birds are not crying as they ought to, neither are rats nor humans doing as they ought to because of the pandemic.
They treated me badly, waged war against me and was thinking what they were doing was the right thing but unknown to them that they were training and empowering me,
For a whole week, the women in the island were celebrating him for a job well done, saving the island from their dangerous and powerful enemies.
He remembers what his father has given him that it will serve as protector for him and recall what those people in white apparels spoke with him in his dream, he concludes that he will take his life in his hands.
“In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and he heard me.” (Psa 120:1)
“And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.” (Gen 22:8)
When two people who have been ordained to be together from the world beyond eventually met with each other and come together in the world, they begin to do incredible things, what people think is impossible to be achieved, they will achieve it.