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God is the Alpha and Omega of everything (1)

As I was driving on a bridge in Lagos, I asked God a question.  When I looked up, I saw the answer boldly written on a billboard.  I was so flabbergasted; I wondered if what I saw was a vision.  Therefore, when I got off the bridge, I decided to go all the way round and back again on the bridge to see if the billboard was real.

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All things are of GOD

Solomon says: “Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6). Therefore, when Femi-Kevin was a little boy, I asked him to memorise one scripture. It was the only scripture I ever told him to cram and it says everything we need to know about God: “For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” (Romans 11:36).

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The battle is the Lord’s

In 1986, I was appointed Special Adviser to Nigeria’s Minister of External Affairs, Professor Bolaji Akinyemi. When I was offered the job, my boss at the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Professor Gabriel Olusanya, advised me to reject the offer. When I decided nevertheless to accept it, he gave me a bad security clearance. He said I was too close to my West Indian wife and would not be able to keep national secrets away from her. As a result, my appointment could not be confirmed.

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Bullet-proofed

It is to my discredit that, in order for the Lord to attract my attention, I had to be shot by armed robbers.  The bullet pierced the body of my car and buried itself in my left leg.    Nevertheless, the Lord said to me: “Femi, there is nothing wrong with your leg.”

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The numbers game by Femi Aribisala

I was standing in the parking lot of the building where I lived in Lagos, talking to Bimbo Dada, now Director of Library, Nigerian Institute of International Affairs, when a man walked through the gate and came to talk to me. He said he worked for an oil-company but had recently been posted out of town. There was a lunch-hour fellowship meeting every week in his house and he was at a loss what to do about it now he was leaving. So he had been asking the Lord for guidance.

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