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A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by michlan(m): 11:09am On Nov 23, 2016
I read the post by hardmirror about his renouncing Christianity and I must say that I am glad, sad and mad at the same time.

I am glad because his story has caused a personal revival in my own heart (1 Cor 10:12 is really welling up a revival in my heart as I’m getting fresh and deeper understanding), sad because it is an anguish for one who has seen the light before turn away from the path even in the heart of the Lord Jesus and mad because the devil is not resting in ensuring that he takes as many down with himself as possible.

As I kept on reading his piece, many scriptures kept flashing that made me cry back to God for a personal revival. Therefore, I see it as a need for some of us who has seen God’s goodness to testify of His works and how real he has been to us. My aim is not to start an argument nor defend God but we owe it to Him to always tell others about what he has done for us and I am convinced in my heart that truly, there is a God in heaven. I may not have seen as many “spiritual manifestations” as him, yet my experiences are real enough such that no man can convince me otherwise.

I became born again in my second week on campus and that was September 10, 2006 when some group of Christians were on evangelism on a Sunday morning and I immediately joined the fellowship and was being taught the rudiments of a Christian life. I got introduced to spiritual books and some of the experiences increased my thirst for the supernatural and I also started seeking such experiences like seeing visions, angels, miracles etc.

Now, I must confess at this point that I have never seen angels nor visions but God has revealed himself in ways I have come to love so much I would not give up for any “spectacular” experience.


When I became newly converted, I found myself still struggling with certain sins and I would cry afterwards to earn God’s forgiveness, but it was a major problem for me to be assured that God has heard my prayers, then I resorted to some tests which I used many times but I can vividly remember 3 distinct times. At 3 different locations when I finished praying and I wanted to be sure I was heard, there was no electrical power and I asked to make sure that power came on if he has really forgiven me, it was not up to 10 seconds after I said this that it happened, 2 times I asked for power to be restored and one time I asked for the power to be off. Please notice these were not same locations and the areas were not places that had erratic power supply. All this happened in my first year of being converted and God answered this spiritual babe in my ignorance.

Another event that I can never forget was on 2 different occasions on campus in my 2nd year, I was about to leave school at night and it was raining heavily, I prayed that rain should cease for me to get home (there were urgent needs for me to get home at those moments), the rains stopped immediately and the moments I entered my room, a very heavy downpour started both times (I had to trek for about 20 minutes to get home).

Please note that all these were during my days as a spiritual babe who was just curious about how real God was and these occurrences went on to cement my faith (at that time) that they were not ordinary nor were they coincidences. I am not saying that God is always bound to reveal Himself in such manners. Then He helped me and showed me a more excellent way and since then, I have not tried those methods again.

I got baptized in the Holy Ghost on July 26, 2008 and afterwards I started noticing some changes in me. I discovered that whenever I spoke, I usually speak with more authority (I had been very timid and an introvert before now) and my words usually came with power especially when I talk to people. Then a major turnaround happened some few months later.

A popular minister was to come to our campus to minister for 3 days and we had different units in preparation for the meeting, I joined the security/protocol unit and when he was coming for the evening crusade, I was the closest to him so I approached him to collect his bible, he just smiled and laid his hands on my shoulder for some seconds and said “God bless you brother” without giving his bible to me (I later learnt he doesn’t give his bible to others to carry).

I had never learnt about transfer of anointing neither was I seeking for any anointing, I only learnt what happened that day in some books I read afterwards. I also did not feel anything as he touched me but I observed the change when I got home afterwards. I opened my bible to read and anywhere I opened to read became life and practical to me, I discovered that when I am faced with any situation at any season, scriptures will just jump from my heart describing my situation and showing the way forward. I could sit down with a verse of scripture and write pages on the issues there especially as it pertained to our contemporary world. Let me take my time to share some of my experiences on the word of God becoming life to me.

My set finished from school in December 2012 and we were hoping to go for service in March of 2013, that was when they started the issue of JAMB regularization. Some of us including me came in through pre-degree and were told that we could not make the first batch in March but rather wait for July. Suddenly, when the mobilization list for July came out, my institution was excluded because the staffs submitted our names after the deadline due to their negligence, we were all told to wait for November. It was very distressing because we had other things we needed to achieve in life rather than wait endlessly for NYSC. I could remember that few weeks before the orientation camp for July would commence, I was just lying on the sofa in our living room that afternoon and I was reading John 4 then I came to verse 35, I was about to pass it through until a voice in my heart (whom I’ve come to know as the Holy Spirit) called me back to it. I was reading the king James version “Say ye not 4 months and then cometh Harvest” (it was 4 months between each NYSC batch) and the word “Harvest” was interpreted to me as “Service”.

If you see the way I jumped out of the chair that day, I was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that I will be going for service that July even if our name was not on the mobilization list. That night we heard a news from school that the NYSC has asked them to resubmit our list just 2 weeks to camping. When the call up letter came out about 1200 of us were given call-up letters out of the remaining 2500 students. Now a very close friend of mine who was also a Christian was not among and had to wait till November. Were the others who had to wait sinners and why did God not answer their own prayer? (I will address this question later). These are verifiable facts and you can ask anyone who went for service in June 2013 from LAUTECH.

Another experience I would love to share happened in February 2016 about how I got a job after over a year of trying. I had a plan to go for my masters in GIS because I did my internship at my school’s GIS lab and was convinced it’s the field for me to pursue my career. However, I needed to get working experience to improve my chances as I planned to apply to some schools in Germany due to the free tuition. I searched online for such firms around Lagos and got 3 addresses I was planning to visit. I had spent a lot searching for jobs and it was starting to get frustrating, so on this fateful day, I left home for surulere where the first firm was located. I also called the 2 other firms on my way, one of them did not pick the phone while the other told me there was no vacancy, when I reached the one at surulere, I was told that they don’t have space to take me.

I remembered walking down Ogunlana drive and I was so dejected and paraphrased a scripture to God “I have toiled all day and I have caught nothing” Luke 5:5 and I simply heard that voice in my spirit quoting verse 4 back to me so I called back the previous one that did not pick but again I heard no response, as I got to under the bridge at Ogunlana drive where there is a checkpoint, the man called me back, I explained my situation to him, then he asked me to come and see him in his office the following day, we chatted and he asked me to come and resume immediately without collecting my CV. My plan was to also get experience even if it meant no pay but thank God I received a pay to cater for my transport, feeding and I could also save and send some money to my younger brother in school.

To me, the bible is not just some words on paper but when the Holy Spirit breaths on it in my heart, it becomes so powerful than the greatest forces in the physical and spiritual.

Permit me to also share this particular incident when I was having my IT, I had stayed back in school to do the IT in my department in obedience to the instruction I received. There was a bookshop in town I had gone to look for a particular book and I was told the book was N4500 and I was waiting for when I will have the total amount to go and purchase this book. On this particular day, I heard the same voice in my spirit telling me to get up now and go to the bookshop to buy the book, all the money I had to spare that day was 4200, I was a bit hesitant because I would still need a transport fare of 100 naira to and fro but I decided to obey that voice within me.

I got a taxi to take me to where the bookshop was and when the driver got to the bus stop before where I was going, I was the only passenger left in the car and the man apologized that he will have to turn at that junction to go to another place he needs to be urgently. The place was just about 100 meters to where I was going, so I alighted and gave the man the fare but he insisted he will not take it, I told him not to worry and take it but the man refused, so I thanked him and trekked to the seminary where the bookshop was located.

On getting there, I discovered that they were having a conference and there were various book selling stands (I had no previous idea such a thing was going on) so I approached one where I saw the particular book I was looking for and the seller told me it was 4100, I nearly cried as I was awed by how caring God was about little details of my life, then the man asked what I was doing, I told him I am a student and he said he’s very glad when he sees students and youths reading books in this generation, then he returned 100 naira to me making it 4000 naira I paid for the book, water kept dripping from my eyes on my way back because I came to appreciate the supernatural way God was leading me even if it was not “spectacular” as what many people (including me) hoped to experience but I have come to see how divine those leadings were.

Time and space will not permit me to share many other events such as the circumstances surrounding my coming to Germany, how deliverance comes from “merely” teaching the bible, my NYSC experiences, how God told me to watch and see who my real father is when I had some issues with my dad and he did not send any money to me in school for 8 months (that was the period I had money most in school), how God disciplines me when I go wrong, the encounter I had with God’s word and has made me to never fall sick or use a drug since 2008 up till this moment even though I was a frequent patient of malaria before then.

I also remember how my roommate on campus then was delivered from High BP (about 4 of us knew about it on campus) when a word of knowledge came from the pulpit when a guest minister mentioned there was a young man in the meeting who had high blood pressure and that it has been taken away. He had been to the hospital like 4 times for about a year and they kept on telling him he still had it before the ministration. The next time he went to the hospital to check, it was gone, he said the doctor kept on telling him they would keep observing to see how real his miracle was. My friend got married last Saturday and he still does not have any High BP up till now.

Or is it about a blind man that got to see when we went for an outreach and a “common” brother in the fellowship prayed for him.
I am not saying that God has answered all my prayers as that would be a lie or all his revelations have been palatable. I remembered when he showed me that one of my mum’s siblings would die that year, I informed my mum and I started praying about it but it still happened few months after that as her eldest sibling suddenly slumped and died at the age of 62. Many other times, I have prayed for people’s healing but they still do not get it. It doesn’t change the fact that He is God or powerless, the truth is that no man can fully comprehend God or know what he knows but I am content to always appreciate the little knowledge I have of and from him.

My submission is that anyone who tries to fully know/explain God will lose his mind but anyone who ignores Him will lose his soul, thus, I am content with Deut 29:29. He is the creator and is never subject to the wishes, prayers, wills, emotions, needs of his creation even though he responds to them as a responsibility.

My aim is not to start another argument over whether He exists or not but to give my own personal testimony of my experience with him. Even if any man comes up with “logical” reasons for such experiences, it doesn’t change the fact that they are yet real to me and I keep on getting assurances of His love for me as a father. My experiences with God also does not make others who do not have such less of a Christian as I’ve come to discover they also have an experience of God which I’ve never had

All the accounts I have shared with you are first hand experiences and you have the choice to believe or disbelieve them, it still doesn’t change God or whether they are true or not but I know whom I have believed, the things I have seen, touched and handled in my walk with Him and am convinced that He lives forevermore. Shalom

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by ammyluv2002(f): 11:12am On Nov 23, 2016
Why is it that most threads like this are usually long? Una no sabi summarize? embarassed

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by LaClicKLaBenDin(m): 11:55am On Nov 23, 2016
Wow! Brother, this should be the best piece I have read on Nairaland all year!

Please hold on to what you've got, it is worth more than all the riches in the world.

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by TomHagen: 12:20pm On Nov 23, 2016
Hardmirror na the man of the year. Everybody just wan give rejoinder.

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by bennyann: 12:21pm On Nov 23, 2016
Were the others who had to wait sinners and why did God not answer their own prayer? (I will address this question later)

Please address them before the noise makers come for you.

The part below is for all Christians, and yes Hardmirror is included

the truth is that no man can fully comprehend God or know what he knows but I am content to always appreciate the little knowledge I have of and from him.

My submission is that anyone who tries to fully know/explain God will lose his mind but anyone who ignores Him will lose his soul, thus, I am content with Deut 29:29.

Well Deuteronomy 29:29 says:

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.

He is the creator and is never subject to the wishes, prayers, wills, emotions, needs of his creation even though he responds to them as a responsibility.

Even if any man comes up with “logical” reasons for such experiences, it doesn’t change the fact that they are yet real to me and I keep on getting assurances of His love for me as a father.

This is my favorite :

All the accounts I have shared with you are first hand experiences and you have the choice to believe or disbelieve them, it still doesn’t change God or whether they are true or not but I know whom I have believed, the things I have seen, touched and handled in my walk with Him and am convinced that He lives forevermore .

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by hopefulLandlord: 12:24pm On Nov 23, 2016
TomHagen:
Hardmirror na the man of the year. Everybody just wan give rejoinder.

so true

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by JesusPowers: 12:56pm On Nov 23, 2016
My prayer is that the eyes of understanding of Christians should be opened to fully grasp the nature and power that has been made available to them through Jesus The Christ.

There are many sides of God.David found a soft-spot of God. find yours.

David described a side of a terrible one in psalms 18 from verse 7-15.

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by michlan(m): 2:31pm On Nov 23, 2016
ammyluv2002:
Why is it that most threads like this are usually long? Una no sabi summarize? embarassed

Lol. No vex my sister, I just had to relate some experiences ni fa. smiley
Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by felixomor: 3:05pm On Nov 23, 2016
michlan:
I read the post by hardmirror about his renouncing Christianity and I must say that I am glad, sad and mad at the same time.

I am glad because his story has caused a personal revival in my own heart (1 Cor 10:12 is really welling up a revival in my heart as I’m getting fresh and deeper understanding), sad because it is an anguish for one who has seen the light before turn away from the path even in the heart of the Lord Jesus and mad because the devil is not resting in ensuring that he takes as many down with himself as possible.

As I kept on reading his piece, many scriptures kept flashing that made me cry back to God for a personal revival. Therefore, I see it as a need for some of us who has seen God’s goodness to testify of His works and how real he has been to us. My aim is not to start an argument nor defend God but we owe it to Him to always tell others about what he has done for us and I am convinced in my heart that truly, there is a God in heaven. I may not have seen as many “spiritual manifestations” as him, yet my experiences are real enough such that no man can convince me otherwise.

I became born again in my second week on campus and that was September 10, 2006 when some group of Christians were on evangelism on a Sunday morning and I immediately joined the fellowship and was being taught the rudiments of a Christian life. I got introduced to spiritual books and some of the experiences increased my thirst for the supernatural and I also started seeking such experiences like seeing visions, angels, miracles etc.

Now, I must confess at this point that I have never seen angels nor visions but God has revealed himself in ways I have come to love so much I would not give up for any “spectacular” experience.


When I became newly converted, I found myself still struggling with certain sins and I would cry afterwards to earn God’s forgiveness, but it was a major problem for me to be assured that God has heard my prayers, then I resorted to some tests which I used many times but I can vividly remember 3 distinct times. At 3 different locations when I finished praying and I wanted to be sure I was heard, there was no electrical power and I asked to make sure that power came on if he has really forgiven me, it was not up to 10 seconds after I said this that it happened, 2 times I asked for power to be restored and one time I asked for the power to be off. Please notice these were not same locations and the areas were not places that had erratic power supply. All this happened in my first year of being converted and God answered this spiritual babe in my ignorance.

Another event that I can never forget was on 2 different occasions on campus in my 2nd year, I was about to leave school at night and it was raining heavily, I prayed that rain should cease for me to get home (there were urgent needs for me to get home at those moments), the rains stopped immediately and the moments I entered my room, a very heavy downpour started both times (I had to trek for about 20 minutes to get home).

Please note that all these were during my days as a spiritual babe who was just curious about how real God was and these occurrences went on to cement my faith (at that time) that they were not ordinary nor were they coincidences. I am not saying that God is always bound to reveal Himself in such manners. Then He helped me and showed me a more excellent way and since then, I have not tried those methods again.

I got baptized in the Holy Ghost on July 26, 2008 and afterwards I started noticing some changes in me. I discovered that whenever I spoke, I usually speak with more authority (I had been very timid and an introvert before now) and my words usually came with power especially when I talk to people. Then a major turnaround happened some few months later.

A popular minister was to come to our campus to minister for 3 days and we had different units in preparation for the meeting, I joined the security/protocol unit and when he was coming for the evening crusade, I was the closest to him so I approached him to collect his bible, he just smiled and laid his hands on my shoulder for some seconds and said “God bless you brother” without giving his bible to me (I later learnt he doesn’t give his bible to others to carry).

I had never learnt about transfer of anointing neither was I seeking for any anointing, I only learnt what happened that day in some books I read afterwards. I also did not feel anything as he touched me but I observed the change when I got home afterwards. I opened my bible to read and anywhere I opened to read became life and practical to me, I discovered that when I am faced with any situation at any season, scriptures will just jump from my heart describing my situation and showing the way forward. I could sit down with a verse of scripture and write pages on the issues there especially as it pertained to our contemporary world. Let me take my time to share some of my experiences on the word of God becoming life to me.

My set finished from school in December 2012 and we were hoping to go for service in March of 2013, that was when they started the issue of JAMB regularization. Some of us including me came in through pre-degree and were told that we could not make the first batch in March but rather wait for July. Suddenly, when the mobilization list for July came out, my institution was excluded because the staffs submitted our names after the deadline due to their negligence, we were all told to wait for November. It was very distressing because we had other things we needed to achieve in life rather than wait endlessly for NYSC. I could remember that few weeks before the orientation camp for July would commence, I was just lying on the sofa in our living room that afternoon and I was reading John 4 then I came to verse 35, I was about to pass it through until a voice in my heart (whom I’ve come to know as the Holy Spirit) called me back to it. I was reading the king James version “Say ye not 4 months and then cometh Harvest” (it was 4 months between each NYSC batch) and the word “Harvest” was interpreted to me as “Service”.

If you see the way I jumped out of the chair that day, I was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that I will be going for service that July even if our name was not on the mobilization list. That night we heard a news from school that the NYSC has asked them to resubmit our list just 2 weeks to camping. When the call up letter came out about 1200 of us were given call-up letters out of the remaining 2500 students. Now a very close friend of mine who was also a Christian was not among and had to wait till November. Were the others who had to wait sinners and why did God not answer their own prayer? (I will address this question later). These are verifiable facts and you can ask anyone who went for service in June 2013 from LAUTECH.

Another experience I would love to share happened in February 2016 about how I got a job after over a year of trying. I had a plan to go for my masters in GIS because I did my internship at my school’s GIS lab and was convinced it’s the field for me to pursue my career. However, I needed to get working experience to improve my chances as I planned to apply to some schools in Germany due to the free tuition. I searched online for such firms around Lagos and got 3 addresses I was planning to visit. I had spent a lot searching for jobs and it was starting to get frustrating, so on this fateful day, I left home for surulere where the first firm was located. I also called the 2 other firms on my way, one of them did not pick the phone while the other told me there was no vacancy, when I reached the one at surulere, I was told that they don’t have space to take me.

I remembered walking down Ogunlana drive and I was so dejected and paraphrased a scripture to God “I have toiled all day and I have caught nothing” Luke 5:5 and I simply heard that voice in my spirit quoting verse 4 back to me so I called back the previous one that did not pick but again I heard no response, as I got to under the bridge at Ogunlana drive where there is a checkpoint, the man called me back, I explained my situation to him, then he asked me to come and see him in his office the following day, we chatted and he asked me to come and resume immediately without collecting my CV. My plan was to also get experience even if it meant no pay but thank God I received a pay to cater for my transport, feeding and I could also save and send some money to my younger brother in school.

To me, the bible is not just some words on paper but when the Holy Spirit breaths on it in my heart, it becomes so powerful than the greatest forces in the physical and spiritual.

Permit me to also share this particular incident when I was having my IT, I had stayed back in school to do the IT in my department in obedience to the instruction I received. There was a bookshop in town I had gone to look for a particular book and I was told the book was N4500 and I was waiting for when I will have the total amount to go and purchase this book. On this particular day, I heard the same voice in my spirit telling me to get up now and go to the bookshop to buy the book, all the money I had to spare that day was 4200, I was a bit hesitant because I would still need a transport fare of 100 naira to and fro but I decided to obey that voice within me.

I got a taxi to take me to where the bookshop was and when the driver got to the bus stop before where I was going, I was the only passenger left in the car and the man apologized that he will have to turn at that junction to go to another place he needs to be urgently. The place was just about 100 meters to where I was going, so I alighted and gave the man the fare but he insisted he will not take it, I told him not to worry and take it but the man refused, so I thanked him and trekked to the seminary where the bookshop was located.

On getting there, I discovered that they were having a conference and there were various book selling stands (I had no previous idea such a thing was going on) so I approached one where I saw the particular book I was looking for and the seller told me it was 4100, I nearly cried as I was awed by how caring God was about little details of my life, then the man asked what I was doing, I told him I am a student and he said he’s very glad when he sees students and youths reading books in this generation, then he returned 100 naira to me making it 4000 naira I paid for the book, water kept dripping from my eyes on my way back because I came to appreciate the supernatural way God was leading me even if it was not “spectacular” as what many people (including me) hoped to experience but I have come to see how divine those leadings were.

Time and space will not permit me to share many other events such as the circumstances surrounding my coming to Germany, how deliverance comes from “merely” teaching the bible, my NYSC experiences, how God told me to watch and see who my real father is when I had some issues with my dad and he did not send any money to me in school for 8 months (that was the period I had money most in school), how God disciplines me when I go wrong, the encounter I had with God’s word and has made me to never fall sick or use a drug since 2008 up till this moment even though I was a frequent patient of malaria before then.

I also remember how my roommate on campus then was delivered from High BP (about 4 of us knew about it on campus) when a word of knowledge came from the pulpit when a guest minister mentioned there was a young man in the meeting who had high blood pressure and that it has been taken away. He had been to the hospital like 4 times for about a year and they kept on telling him he still had it before the ministration. The next time he went to the hospital to check, it was gone, he said the doctor kept on telling him they would keep observing to see how real his miracle was. My friend got married last Saturday and he still does not have any High BP up till now.

Or is it about a blind man that got to see when we went for an outreach and a “common” brother in the fellowship prayed for him.
I am not saying that God has answered all my prayers as that would be a lie or all his revelations have been palatable. I remembered when he showed me that one of my mum’s siblings would die that year, I informed my mum and I started praying about it but it still happened few months after that as her eldest sibling suddenly slumped and died at the age of 62. Many other times, I have prayed for people’s healing but they still do not get it. It doesn’t change the fact that He is God or powerless, the truth is that no man can fully comprehend God or know what he knows but I am content to always appreciate the little knowledge I have of and from him.

My submission is that anyone who tries to fully know/explain God will lose his mind but anyone who ignores Him will lose his soul, thus, I am content with Deut 29:29. He is the creator and is never subject to the wishes, prayers, wills, emotions, needs of his creation even though he responds to them as a responsibility.

My aim is not to start another argument over whether He exists or not but to give my own personal testimony of my experience with him. Even if any man comes up with “logical” reasons for such experiences, it doesn’t change the fact that they are yet real to me and I keep on getting assurances of His love for me as a father. My experiences with God also does not make others who do not have such less of a Christian as I’ve come to discover they also have an experience of God which I’ve never had

All the accounts I have shared with you are first hand experiences and you have the choice to believe or disbelieve them, it still doesn’t change God or whether they are true or not but I know whom I have believed, the things I have seeing, touched and handled in my walk with Him and am convinced that He lives forevermore. Shalom

Nice piece bro.

But I hope u didnt believe HardMirror's story?

The guy is a false prophet.
And he knows.

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by analice107: 12:13am On Nov 24, 2016
michlan:
I read the post by hardmirror about his renouncing Christianity and I must say that I am glad, sad and mad at the same time.

I am glad because his story has caused a personal revival in my own heart (1 Cor 10:12 is really welling up a revival in my heart as I’m getting fresh and deeper understanding), sad because it is an anguish for one who has seen the light before turn away from the path even in the heart of the Lord Jesus and mad because the devil is not resting in ensuring that he takes as many down with himself as possible.

As I kept on reading his piece, many scriptures kept flashing that made me cry back to God for a personal revival. Therefore, I see it as a need for some of us who has seen God’s goodness to testify of His works and how real he has been to us. My aim is not to start an argument nor defend God but we owe it to Him to always tell others about what he has done for us and I am convinced in my heart that truly, there is a God in heaven. I may not have seen as many “spiritual manifestations” as him, yet my experiences are real enough such that no man can convince me otherwise.

I became born again in my second week on campus and that was September 10, 2006 when some group of Christians were on evangelism on a Sunday morning and I immediately joined the fellowship and was being taught the rudiments of a Christian life. I got introduced to spiritual books and some of the experiences increased my thirst for the supernatural and I also started seeking such experiences like seeing visions, angels, miracles etc.

Now, I must confess at this point that I have never seen angels nor visions but God has revealed himself in ways I have come to love so much I would not give up for any “spectacular” experience.


When I became newly converted, I found myself still struggling with certain sins and I would cry afterwards to earn God’s forgiveness, but it was a major problem for me to be assured that God has heard my prayers, then I resorted to some tests which I used many times but I can vividly remember 3 distinct times. At 3 different locations when I finished praying and I wanted to be sure I was heard, there was no electrical power and I asked to make sure that power came on if he has really forgiven me, it was not up to 10 seconds after I said this that it happened, 2 times I asked for power to be restored and one time I asked for the power to be off. Please notice these were not same locations and the areas were not places that had erratic power supply. All this happened in my first year of being converted and God answered this spiritual babe in my ignorance.

Another event that I can never forget was on 2 different occasions on campus in my 2nd year, I was about to leave school at night and it was raining heavily, I prayed that rain should cease for me to get home (there were urgent needs for me to get home at those moments), the rains stopped immediately and the moments I entered my room, a very heavy downpour started both times (I had to trek for about 20 minutes to get home).

Please note that all these were during my days as a spiritual babe who was just curious about how real God was and these occurrences went on to cement my faith (at that time) that they were not ordinary nor were they coincidences. I am not saying that God is always bound to reveal Himself in such manners. Then He helped me and showed me a more excellent way and since then, I have not tried those methods again.

I got baptized in the Holy Ghost on July 26, 2008 and afterwards I started noticing some changes in me. I discovered that whenever I spoke, I usually speak with more authority (I had been very timid and an introvert before now) and my words usually came with power especially when I talk to people. Then a major turnaround happened some few months later.

A popular minister was to come to our campus to minister for 3 days and we had different units in preparation for the meeting, I joined the security/protocol unit and when he was coming for the evening crusade, I was the closest to him so I approached him to collect his bible, he just smiled and laid his hands on my shoulder for some seconds and said “God bless you brother” without giving his bible to me (I later learnt he doesn’t give his bible to others to carry).

I had never learnt about transfer of anointing neither was I seeking for any anointing, I only learnt what happened that day in some books I read afterwards. I also did not feel anything as he touched me but I observed the change when I got home afterwards. I opened my bible to read and anywhere I opened to read became life and practical to me, I discovered that when I am faced with any situation at any season, scriptures will just jump from my heart describing my situation and showing the way forward. I could sit down with a verse of scripture and write pages on the issues there especially as it pertained to our contemporary world. Let me take my time to share some of my experiences on the word of God becoming life to me.

My set finished from school in December 2012 and we were hoping to go for service in March of 2013, that was when they started the issue of JAMB regularization. Some of us including me came in through pre-degree and were told that we could not make the first batch in March but rather wait for July. Suddenly, when the mobilization list for July came out, my institution was excluded because the staffs submitted our names after the deadline due to their negligence, we were all told to wait for November. It was very distressing because we had other things we needed to achieve in life rather than wait endlessly for NYSC. I could remember that few weeks before the orientation camp for July would commence, I was just lying on the sofa in our living room that afternoon and I was reading John 4 then I came to verse 35, I was about to pass it through until a voice in my heart (whom I’ve come to know as the Holy Spirit) called me back to it. I was reading the king James version “Say ye not 4 months and then cometh Harvest” (it was 4 months between each NYSC batch) and the word “Harvest” was interpreted to me as “Service”.

If you see the way I jumped out of the chair that day, I was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that I will be going for service that July even if our name was not on the mobilization list. That night we heard a news from school that the NYSC has asked them to resubmit our list just 2 weeks to camping. When the call up letter came out about 1200 of us were given call-up letters out of the remaining 2500 students. Now a very close friend of mine who was also a Christian was not among and had to wait till November. Were the others who had to wait sinners and why did God not answer their own prayer? (I will address this question later). These are verifiable facts and you can ask anyone who went for service in June 2013 from LAUTECH.

Another experience I would love to share happened in February 2016 about how I got a job after over a year of trying. I had a plan to go for my masters in GIS because I did my internship at my school’s GIS lab and was convinced it’s the field for me to pursue my career. However, I needed to get working experience to improve my chances as I planned to apply to some schools in Germany due to the free tuition. I searched online for such firms around Lagos and got 3 addresses I was planning to visit. I had spent a lot searching for jobs and it was starting to get frustrating, so on this fateful day, I left home for surulere where the first firm was located. I also called the 2 other firms on my way, one of them did not pick the phone while the other told me there was no vacancy, when I reached the one at surulere, I was told that they don’t have space to take me.

I remembered walking down Ogunlana drive and I was so dejected and paraphrased a scripture to God “I have toiled all day and I have caught nothing” Luke 5:5 and I simply heard that voice in my spirit quoting verse 4 back to me so I called back the previous one that did not pick but again I heard no response, as I got to under the bridge at Ogunlana drive where there is a checkpoint, the man called me back, I explained my situation to him, then he asked me to come and see him in his office the following day, we chatted and he asked me to come and resume immediately without collecting my CV. My plan was to also get experience even if it meant no pay but thank God I received a pay to cater for my transport, feeding and I could also save and send some money to my younger brother in school.

To me, the bible is not just some words on paper but when the Holy Spirit breaths on it in my heart, it becomes so powerful than the greatest forces in the physical and spiritual.

Permit me to also share this particular incident when I was having my IT, I had stayed back in school to do the IT in my department in obedience to the instruction I received. There was a bookshop in town I had gone to look for a particular book and I was told the book was N4500 and I was waiting for when I will have the total amount to go and purchase this book. On this particular day, I heard the same voice in my spirit telling me to get up now and go to the bookshop to buy the book, all the money I had to spare that day was 4200, I was a bit hesitant because I would still need a transport fare of 100 naira to and fro but I decided to obey that voice within me.

I got a taxi to take me to where the bookshop was and when the driver got to the bus stop before where I was going, I was the only passenger left in the car and the man apologized that he will have to turn at that junction to go to another place he needs to be urgently. The place was just about 100 meters to where I was going, so I alighted and gave the man the fare but he insisted he will not take it, I told him not to worry and take it but the man refused, so I thanked him and trekked to the seminary where the bookshop was located.

On getting there, I discovered that they were having a conference and there were various book selling stands (I had no previous idea such a thing was going on) so I approached one where I saw the particular book I was looking for and the seller told me it was 4100, I nearly cried as I was awed by how caring God was about little details of my life, then the man asked what I was doing, I told him I am a student and he said he’s very glad when he sees students and youths reading books in this generation, then he returned 100 naira to me making it 4000 naira I paid for the book, water kept dripping from my eyes on my way back because I came to appreciate the supernatural way God was leading me even if it was not “spectacular” as what many people (including me) hoped to experience but I have come to see how divine those leadings were.

Time and space will not permit me to share many other events such as the circumstances surrounding my coming to Germany, how deliverance comes from “merely” teaching the bible, my NYSC experiences, how God told me to watch and see who my real father is when I had some issues with my dad and he did not send any money to me in school for 8 months (that was the period I had money most in school), how God disciplines me when I go wrong, the encounter I had with God’s word and has made me to never fall sick or use a drug since 2008 up till this moment even though I was a frequent patient of malaria before then.

I also remember how my roommate on campus then was delivered from High BP (about 4 of us knew about it on campus) when a word of knowledge came from the pulpit when a guest minister mentioned there was a young man in the meeting who had high blood pressure and that it has been taken away. He had been to the hospital like 4 times for about a year and they kept on telling him he still had it before the ministration. The next time he went to the hospital to check, it was gone, he said the doctor kept on telling him they would keep observing to see how real his miracle was. My friend got married last Saturday and he still does not have any High BP up till now.

Or is it about a blind man that got to see when we went for an outreach and a “common” brother in the fellowship prayed for him.
I am not saying that God has answered all my prayers as that would be a lie or all his revelations have been palatable. I remembered when he showed me that one of my mum’s siblings would die that year, I informed my mum and I started praying about it but it still happened few months after that as her eldest sibling suddenly slumped and died at the age of 62. Many other times, I have prayed for people’s healing but they still do not get it. It doesn’t change the fact that He is God or powerless, the truth is that no man can fully comprehend God or know what he knows but I am content to always appreciate the little knowledge I have of and from him.

My submission is that anyone who tries to fully know/explain God will lose his mind but anyone who ignores Him will lose his soul, thus, I am content with Deut 29:29. He is the creator and is never subject to the wishes, prayers, wills, emotions, needs of his creation even though he responds to them as a responsibility.

My aim is not to start another argument over whether He exists or not but to give my own personal testimony of my experience with him. Even if any man comes up with “logical” reasons for such experiences, it doesn’t change the fact that they are yet real to me and I keep on getting assurances of His love for me as a father. My experiences with God also does not make others who do not have such less of a Christian as I’ve come to discover they also have an experience of God which I’ve never had

All the accounts I have shared with you are first hand experiences and you have the choice to believe or disbelieve them, it still doesn’t change God or whether they are true or not but I know whom I have believed, the things I have seeing, touched and handled in my walk with Him and am convinced that He lives forevermore. Shalom
See what you just shared here are personal experiences, pls ask Hardmirrow to share one single personal experience, he does not have, yet he claimed he rose to the post of a Pastor. SMH

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by analice107: 12:15am On Nov 24, 2016
ammyluv2002:
Why is it that most threads like this are usually long? Una no sabi summarize? embarassed
Ah are you sure you can read books?

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by analice107: 12:16am On Nov 24, 2016
TomHagen:
Hardmirror na the man of the year. Everybody just wan give rejoinder.
The reason is because they atheist are using him to increase their lies even wen they know he lied.

Hardmirrow is a liar.

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by analice107: 12:18am On Nov 24, 2016
hopefulLandlord:

so true
Pul leeeeesssss
Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by KingEbukasBlog(m): 12:19am On Nov 24, 2016
analice107:

Pul leeeeesssss

this 'sounded' so girly grin

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by analice107: 12:20am On Nov 24, 2016
felixomor:


Nice piece bro.

But I hope u didnt believe HardMirror's story?

The guy is a false prophet.
And he knows.
You just raised Hardmirrow to the office of a prophet, howbeit "False". He is no prophet at all.

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by analice107: 12:22am On Nov 24, 2016
KingEbukasBlog:

this 'sounded' so girly grin
Maybe because am a girl. lol

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by felixomor: 12:29am On Nov 24, 2016
analice107:

You just raised Hardmirrow to the office of a prophet, howbeit "False". He is no prophet at all.

Lol
Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by KingEbukasBlog(m): 12:29am On Nov 24, 2016
analice107:

Maybe because am a girl. lol

lol , yh

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by GoodMuyis(m): 2:56pm On Dec 03, 2016
michlan
1derful Peice

How on earth did I Missed it.

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by Nobody: 5:16pm On Dec 03, 2016
God is so good. My testimonies of his goodness and kindness are innumerable. Honestly that Hardmirror was capable of destroying the faith of so many unwary believers there shipwrecking their treasures. I got born again in 1996 while in secondary school but was not really baptized until 2005. That was when I became emboldened and started to minister. Many of my friends then still remain today we are waxing greater and stronger. In 2009 my mum had a seizure from sleep and drifted into coma. A doctor neigbhour who felt her pulse confirmed her dead but I refused to accept that verdict and I laid my hands on her saying"I retain life in this body in the name of Jesus"- guess what sir? Before we got to the Hospital, a dead woman came to life- all within the space of 1hr. Now someone may ask and sneer that she was not dead. Another woman fell into same seizure that wasn't as serious as hers and the 1 year remembrance of the woman is next march. Another man also fell into coma and was dead-Many more are the realities of God. Infact, I recently had an encounter with the Lord himself- That will be a story for another day. Finally, this life called christianity is a glorious life of endless glory and perpetual victory.

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by michlan(m): 5:33pm On Dec 03, 2016
Ayoolla:
God is so good. My testimonies of his goodness and kindness are innumerable. Honestly that Hardmirror was capable of destroying the faith of so many unwary believers there shipwrecking their treasures. I got born again in 1996 while in secondary school but was not really baptized until 2005. That was when I became emboldened and started to minister. Many of my friends then still remain today we are waxing greater and stronger. In 2009 my mum had a seizure from sleep and drifted into coma. A doctor neigbhour who felt her pulse confirmed her dead but I refused to accept that verdict and I laid my hands on her saying"I retain life in this body in the name of Jesus"- guess what sir? Before we got to the Hospital, a dead woman came to life- all within the space of 1hr. Now someone may ask and sneer that she was not dead. Another woman fell into same seizure that wasn't as serious as hers and the 1 year remembrance of the woman is next march. Another man also fell into coma and was dead-Many more are the realities of God. Infact, I recently had an encounter with the Lord himself- That will be a story for another day. Finally, this life called christianity is a glorious life of endless glory and perpetual victory.

This is wonderful bro. I feel we christians should focus more on sharing our testimonies/experiences so as to help people who could be easily swayed by stuffs like hardmirror's post.

Again, I've observed that the Atheists are avoiding to comment on this thread. Maybe they are like the pharisees in Acts 4:16. Still waiting for Oga Seun to come and prove how coincidental/psychological these experiences are or maybe they will outrightly deny they ever occured. May God keep us all till 'that Day'.

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by Nobody: 5:52pm On Dec 03, 2016
michlan:


This is wonderful bro. I feel we christians should focus more on sharing our testimonies/experiences so as to help people who could be easily swayed by stuffs like hardmirror's post.

Again, I've observed that the Atheists are avoiding to comment on this thread. Maybe they are like the pharisees in Acts 4:16. Still waiting for Oga Seun to come and prove how coincidental/psychological these experiences are or maybe they will outrightly deny they ever occured. May God keep us all till 'that Day'.
Spot on sir. They overcame by the blood of the lamb and by the words of their testimony.
Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by Jackossky(m): 5:59pm On Dec 03, 2016
nice piece


As for me,I believe In God
yea,the master G...No matter what someone try to say to deceive the ignorant does not bother me..God has been good to me in so many ways...There are false prophet around,but that does not mean that because you were able to bust one you should start having doubt about your belief.If you are a Muslim or an atheist, I won't tell you to convert nor try in any means to convince you. so in order not to confuse us both..Anything that favors you just believe in it..don't belief in imams,pastors, soothsayers because they are all humans and are prone to mistake..


don't make anyone your standard except what you believe in.....Adios

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by HardMirror(m): 7:24pm On Dec 03, 2016
Nice thread
Wisdom is the principal thing... In all thy getting, get understanding

You experience a paradigm shift once you understand why some things happen. Lack of understanding is the reason why superstition and religion thrives.

Chicken pox used to be a curse from the Gods. A curse modern medicine has dealt with. Open your eyes, it's all about the paradigm

You can ascribe anything to anything. I can claim the god of dust is the reason why I am alive. God of dust preserves my life, god of dust gave me a good job when I needed one, god of dust cured my diseases, blah blah blah, god of dust, jehovah, zanga, shuly, any thing you love can be your god, you shall experience miracles no matter what you worship. If you like wake up and worship your bathroom slippers, good things will still happen to you.
Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by Ken4Christ: 7:58pm On Dec 03, 2016
Cy
HardMirror:
Nice thread
Wisdom is the principal thing... In all thy getting, get understanding

You experience a paradigm shift once you understand why some things happen. Lack of understanding is the reason why superstition and religion thrives.

Chicken pox used to be a curse from the Gods. A curse modern medicine has dealt with. Open your eyes, it's all about the paradigm

You can ascribe anything to anything. I can claim the god of dust is the reason why I am alive. God of dust preserves my life, god of dust gave me a good job when I needed one, god of dust cured my diseases, blah blah blah, god of dust, jehovah, zanga, shuly, any thing you love can be your god, you shall experience miracles no matter what you worship. If you like wake up and worship your bathroom slippers, good things will still happen to you.

You have missed it. You are just trying to justify yourself having falling from grace. If we can experience miracles by worshipping anything, how many miracles have you experienced since you left the faith? How many testimonies do we hear from those that worship idols?

Only Jesus gives true fulfillment to our lives.

You said you don't believe in God but you still speak in tongues. What a contradiction.

Please, repent and renew your first love.

You can not escape Jesus. What will be your defense on the day of judgment?

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by michlan(m): 9:10pm On Dec 03, 2016
HardMirror:
Nice thread
Wisdom is the principal thing... In all thy getting, get understanding

You experience a paradigm shift once you understand why some things happen. Lack of understanding is the reason why superstition and religion thrives.

Chicken pox used to be a curse from the Gods. A curse modern medicine has dealt with. Open your eyes, it's all about the paradigm

You can ascribe anything to anything. I can claim the god of dust is the reason why I am alive. God of dust preserves my life, god of dust gave me a good job when I needed one, god of dust cured my diseases, blah blah blah, god of dust, jehovah, zanga, shuly, any thing you love can be your god, you shall experience miracles no matter what you worship. If you like wake up and worship your bathroom slippers, good things will still happen to you.

Sir, you are just trying to use philosophy to cover-up. So the book of Daniel spoke of things to happen after almost a thousand years and they did happen, yet you believe it's not supernatural, the prophecies in the new testament are unfolding right before our eyes and you still feel it was a calculated statement.

Everything that is happening (including atheism) only goes further to cement the accuracy of the bible and you still feel it's just a collection of fairy tales. Why not write your own fairy tales with your wisdom and let's see how it will unfold and how accurate it will be. I can stand anywhere to state that there is no error in the bible because of how God has really opened my eyes to it, so i would advise you not to try and make statements of fact on something you do not have authority on. Thanks a lot

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by chrmn1: 9:42pm On Dec 03, 2016
michlan:
I read the post by hardmirror about his renouncing Christianity and I must say that I am glad, sad and mad at the same time.

I am glad because his story has caused a personal revival in my own heart (1 Cor 10:12 is really welling up a revival in my heart as I’m getting fresh and deeper understanding), sad because it is an anguish for one who has seen the light before turn away from the path even in the heart of the Lord Jesus and mad because the devil is not resting in ensuring that he takes as many down with himself as possible.

As I kept on reading his piece, many scriptures kept flashing that made me cry back to God for a personal revival. Therefore, I see it as a need for some of us who has seen God’s goodness to testify of His works and how real he has been to us. My aim is not to start an argument nor defend God but we owe it to Him to always tell others about what he has done for us and I am convinced in my heart that truly, there is a God in heaven. I may not have seen as many “spiritual manifestations” as him, yet my experiences are real enough such that no man can convince me otherwise.

I became born again in my second week on campus and that was September 10, 2006 when some group of Christians were on evangelism on a Sunday morning and I immediately joined the fellowship and was being taught the rudiments of a Christian life. I got introduced to spiritual books and some of the experiences increased my thirst for the supernatural and I also started seeking such experiences like seeing visions, angels, miracles etc.

Now, I must confess at this point that I have never seen angels nor visions but God has revealed himself in ways I have come to love so much I would not give up for any “spectacular” experience.


When I became newly converted, I found myself still struggling with certain sins and I would cry afterwards to earn God’s forgiveness, but it was a major problem for me to be assured that God has heard my prayers, then I resorted to some tests which I used many times but I can vividly remember 3 distinct times. At 3 different locations when I finished praying and I wanted to be sure I was heard, there was no electrical power and I asked to make sure that power came on if he has really forgiven me, it was not up to 10 seconds after I said this that it happened, 2 times I asked for power to be restored and one time I asked for the power to be off. Please notice these were not same locations and the areas were not places that had erratic power supply. All this happened in my first year of being converted and God answered this spiritual babe in my ignorance.

Another event that I can never forget was on 2 different occasions on campus in my 2nd year, I was about to leave school at night and it was raining heavily, I prayed that rain should cease for me to get home (there were urgent needs for me to get home at those moments), the rains stopped immediately and the moments I entered my room, a very heavy downpour started both times (I had to trek for about 20 minutes to get home).

Please note that all these were during my days as a spiritual babe who was just curious about how real God was and these occurrences went on to cement my faith (at that time) that they were not ordinary nor were they coincidences. I am not saying that God is always bound to reveal Himself in such manners. Then He helped me and showed me a more excellent way and since then, I have not tried those methods again.

I got baptized in the Holy Ghost on July 26, 2008 and afterwards I started noticing some changes in me. I discovered that whenever I spoke, I usually speak with more authority (I had been very timid and an introvert before now) and my words usually came with power especially when I talk to people. Then a major turnaround happened some few months later.

A popular minister was to come to our campus to minister for 3 days and we had different units in preparation for the meeting, I joined the security/protocol unit and when he was coming for the evening crusade, I was the closest to him so I approached him to collect his bible, he just smiled and laid his hands on my shoulder for some seconds and said “God bless you brother” without giving his bible to me (I later learnt he doesn’t give his bible to others to carry).

I had never learnt about transfer of anointing neither was I seeking for any anointing, I only learnt what happened that day in some books I read afterwards. I also did not feel anything as he touched me but I observed the change when I got home afterwards. I opened my bible to read and anywhere I opened to read became life and practical to me, I discovered that when I am faced with any situation at any season, scriptures will just jump from my heart describing my situation and showing the way forward. I could sit down with a verse of scripture and write pages on the issues there especially as it pertained to our contemporary world. Let me take my time to share some of my experiences on the word of God becoming life to me.

My set finished from school in December 2012 and we were hoping to go for service in March of 2013, that was when they started the issue of JAMB regularization. Some of us including me came in through pre-degree and were told that we could not make the first batch in March but rather wait for July. Suddenly, when the mobilization list for July came out, my institution was excluded because the staffs submitted our names after the deadline due to their negligence, we were all told to wait for November. It was very distressing because we had other things we needed to achieve in life rather than wait endlessly for NYSC. I could remember that few weeks before the orientation camp for July would commence, I was just lying on the sofa in our living room that afternoon and I was reading John 4 then I came to verse 35, I was about to pass it through until a voice in my heart (whom I’ve come to know as the Holy Spirit) called me back to it. I was reading the king James version “Say ye not 4 months and then cometh Harvest” (it was 4 months between each NYSC batch) and the word “Harvest” was interpreted to me as “Service”.

If you see the way I jumped out of the chair that day, I was convinced beyond reasonable doubt that I will be going for service that July even if our name was not on the mobilization list. That night we heard a news from school that the NYSC has asked them to resubmit our list just 2 weeks to camping. When the call up letter came out about 1200 of us were given call-up letters out of the remaining 2500 students. Now a very close friend of mine who was also a Christian was not among and had to wait till November. Were the others who had to wait sinners and why did God not answer their own prayer? (I will address this question later). These are verifiable facts and you can ask anyone who went for service in June 2013 from LAUTECH.

Another experience I would love to share happened in February 2016 about how I got a job after over a year of trying. I had a plan to go for my masters in GIS because I did my internship at my school’s GIS lab and was convinced it’s the field for me to pursue my career. However, I needed to get working experience to improve my chances as I planned to apply to some schools in Germany due to the free tuition. I searched online for such firms around Lagos and got 3 addresses I was planning to visit. I had spent a lot searching for jobs and it was starting to get frustrating, so on this fateful day, I left home for surulere where the first firm was located. I also called the 2 other firms on my way, one of them did not pick the phone while the other told me there was no vacancy, when I reached the one at surulere, I was told that they don’t have space to take me.

I remembered walking down Ogunlana drive and I was so dejected and paraphrased a scripture to God “I have toiled all day and I have caught nothing” Luke 5:5 and I simply heard that voice in my spirit quoting verse 4 back to me so I called back the previous one that did not pick but again I heard no response, as I got to under the bridge at Ogunlana drive where there is a checkpoint, the man called me back, I explained my situation to him, then he asked me to come and see him in his office the following day, we chatted and he asked me to come and resume immediately without collecting my CV. My plan was to also get experience even if it meant no pay but thank God I received a pay to cater for my transport, feeding and I could also save and send some money to my younger brother in school.

To me, the bible is not just some words on paper but when the Holy Spirit breaths on it in my heart, it becomes so powerful than the greatest forces in the physical and spiritual.

Permit me to also share this particular incident when I was having my IT, I had stayed back in school to do the IT in my department in obedience to the instruction I received. There was a bookshop in town I had gone to look for a particular book and I was told the book was N4500 and I was waiting for when I will have the total amount to go and purchase this book. On this particular day, I heard the same voice in my spirit telling me to get up now and go to the bookshop to buy the book, all the money I had to spare that day was 4200, I was a bit hesitant because I would still need a transport fare of 100 naira to and fro but I decided to obey that voice within me.

I got a taxi to take me to where the bookshop was and when the driver got to the bus stop before where I was going, I was the only passenger left in the car and the man apologized that he will have to turn at that junction to go to another place he needs to be urgently. The place was just about 100 meters to where I was going, so I alighted and gave the man the fare but he insisted he will not take it, I told him not to worry and take it but the man refused, so I thanked him and trekked to the seminary where the bookshop was located.

On getting there, I discovered that they were having a conference and there were various book selling stands (I had no previous idea such a thing was going on) so I approached one where I saw the particular book I was looking for and the seller told me it was 4100, I nearly cried as I was awed by how caring God was about little details of my life, then the man asked what I was doing, I told him I am a student and he said he’s very glad when he sees students and youths reading books in this generation, then he returned 100 naira to me making it 4000 naira I paid for the book, water kept dripping from my eyes on my way back because I came to appreciate the supernatural way God was leading me even if it was not “spectacular” as what many people (including me) hoped to experience but I have come to see how divine those leadings were.

Time and space will not permit me to share many other events such as the circumstances surrounding my coming to Germany, how deliverance comes from “merely” teaching the bible, my NYSC experiences, how God told me to watch and see who my real father is when I had some issues with my dad and he did not send any money to me in school for 8 months (that was the period I had money most in school), how God disciplines me when I go wrong, the encounter I had with God’s word and has made me to never fall sick or use a drug since 2008 up till this moment even though I was a frequent patient of malaria before then.

I also remember how my roommate on campus then was delivered from High BP (about 4 of us knew about it on campus) when a word of knowledge came from the pulpit when a guest minister mentioned there was a young man in the meeting who had high blood pressure and that it has been taken away. He had been to the hospital like 4 times for about a year and they kept on telling him he still had it before the ministration. The next time he went to the hospital to check, it was gone, he said the doctor kept on telling him they would keep observing to see how real his miracle was. My friend got married last Saturday and he still does not have any High BP up till now.

Or is it about a blind man that got to see when we went for an outreach and a “common” brother in the fellowship prayed for him.
I am not saying that God has answered all my prayers as that would be a lie or all his revelations have been palatable. I remembered when he showed me that one of my mum’s siblings would die that year, I informed my mum and I started praying about it but it still happened few months after that as her eldest sibling suddenly slumped and died at the age of 62. Many other times, I have prayed for people’s healing but they still do not get it. It doesn’t change the fact that He is God or powerless, the truth is that no man can fully comprehend God or know what he knows but I am content to always appreciate the little knowledge I have of and from him.

My submission is that anyone who tries to fully know/explain God will lose his mind but anyone who ignores Him will lose his soul, thus, I am content with Deut 29:29. He is the creator and is never subject to the wishes, prayers, wills, emotions, needs of his creation even though he responds to them as a responsibility.

My aim is not to start another argument over whether He exists or not but to give my own personal testimony of my experience with him. Even if any man comes up with “logical” reasons for such experiences, it doesn’t change the fact that they are yet real to me and I keep on getting assurances of His love for me as a father. My experiences with God also does not make others who do not have such less of a Christian as I’ve come to discover they also have an experience of God which I’ve never had

All the accounts I have shared with you are first hand experiences and you have the choice to believe or disbelieve them, it still doesn’t change God or whether they are true or not but I know whom I have believed, the things I have seen, touched and handled in my walk with Him and am convinced that He lives forevermore. Shalom
more grace brother. There's something you touched on in your post that I also experienced when I started out in this journey. I noticed that whenever I cried out from my heart to God on an issue, I got answers. It reminds me of that passage where it says, "the heart felt prayer of the righteous is tremendously effective" (James 5:16). Sometimes, I would pray and find myself weeping and sobbing as a child and belive me, my fellowship with the Holy Spirit has given me unspeakable advantage particularly in my career

Now this is a personal thing. If somebody should ask me to prove what I'm talking about, I may not do a good job in proving it to the person but just like I know I got some grey hair on my head, I know this thing is real. Some may live in denial, but that's them not you. You've got nothing to prove to no one because it's a personal thing.

Enjoy your walk with God and I wish you the very best. Don't hesitate to let we your brothers and sisters know if you've got some areas of difficulty. Cheers!

P.S: I'd advise that you take that hard mirrored story with a tiny pinch of salt as the story teller is a skilled hardmirrorer.

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by michlan(m): 9:55pm On Dec 03, 2016
chrmn1:
more grace brother. There's something you touched on in your post that I also experienced when I started out in this journey. I noticed that whenever I cried out from my heart to God on an issue, I got answers. It reminds me of that passage where it says, "the heart felt prayer of the righteous is tremendously effective" (James 5:16). Sometimes, I would pray and find myself weeping and sobbing as a child and belive me, my fellowship with the Holy Spirit has given me unspeakable advantage particularly in my career

Now this is a personal thing. If somebody should ask me to prove what I'm talking about, I may not do a good job in proving it to the person but just like I know I got some grey hair on my head, I know this thing is real. Some may live in denial, but that's them not you. You've got nothing to prove to no one because it's a personal thing.

Enjoy your walk with God and I wish you the very best. Don't hesitate to let we your brothers and sisters know if you've got some areas of difficulty. Cheers!

P.S: I'd advise that you take that hard mirrored story with a tiny pinch of salt as the story teller is a skilled hardmirrorer.

Thanks a lot. The major thing Christians need to know in this generation is that a personal relationship with God is the most important. No matter how anointed/respected a man is, the moment he does/says something that is against scripture, we reject it. It was Christ that died for us and not any pastor/prophet. You've really encouraged my heart.

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by OLAFIMIX(f): 10:22pm On Dec 03, 2016
Why can't we Christian on this great forum focus more on testimonies, to help we babies in thy Lord. Your testimonies we help a lot. Ignore Ex pastor hardmirror
Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by chrmn1: 10:23pm On Dec 03, 2016
michlan:


Thanks a lot. The major thing Christians need to know in this generation is that a personal relationship with God is the most important. No matter how anointed/respected a man is, the moment he does/says something that is against scripture, we reject it. It was Christ that died for us and not any pastor/prophet. You've really encouraged my heart.
Absolutely correct dear brother. There's a passage where Apostle Paul warned the Galatian Church (if I remember correctly), saying that even if an Angel came and declared another gospel, it should be thrown to the bin. You see our faith is not based on supernatural occurrences but in the Word of God. However, because God is always true to His Word, He would always honour our faith with tangible proofs and signs that baffle human thinking. Let's look at one scripture that buttresses this point. Mark 16:20: "And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following"

Anyone who would pay the price and do whatever is required to have God do what He says in His word would have what they seek. God is no respecter of persons so it doesn't matter if your white, black or Asian or a chelsea fan. Just do what is required.

That's the area that we (Christians in this generation, unfortunately) have to do more. There's a lot of spiritual laxity today. For us to achieve Azusa street type or the Welsh revival type spiritual awakenings, we've surely got to do more.

God has all the power but are we ready to work with Him?

You made my week when you said you were encouraged by my post. I wish you all the very best dear brother.

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by Nobody: 11:36pm On Dec 03, 2016
HardMirror:
Nice thread
Wisdom is the principal thing... In all thy getting, get understanding

You experience a paradigm shift once you understand why some things happen. Lack of understanding is the reason why superstition and religion thrives.

Chicken pox used to be a curse from the Gods. A curse modern medicine has dealt with. Open your eyes, it's all about the paradigm

You can ascribe anything to anything. I can claim the god of dust is the reason why I am alive. God of dust preserves my life, god of dust gave me a good job when I needed one, god of dust cured my diseases, blah blah blah, god of dust, jehovah, zanga, shuly, any thing you love can be your god, you shall experience miracles no matter what you worship. If you like wake up and worship your bathroom slippers, good things will still happen to you.
Here he comes- only chicken pox? -in fact malaria that used to kill is now on its way out. What about HIV and AIDS do you know that God heals people of such diseases? How about Cancer too? How about Malignant tumours that affect external organs? How about those? No one is in doubt of science John 3:27- A man can receive nothing except it be given to him from heaven. of course you say in your mind that science is the religion that has come to liberate the world? Let me ask you a simple question sir? Can you give me proofs that man is not made in the image of God? That man is not a spirit, has a soul and lives in a body?- Did you know how many times science tried to disprove the existence of God only to discover more about the same- You can read more on anti matter and God particles.

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Re: A Response To Hardmirror's Post About Converting To Atheism by Nobody: 3:39am On Dec 04, 2016
Wow! Nice.

I just followed you and I hope you can share your encounter soonest
Ayoolla:
God is so good. My testimonies of his goodness and kindness are innumerable. Honestly that Hardmirror was capable of destroying the faith of so many unwary believers there shipwrecking their treasures. I got born again in 1996 while in secondary school but was not really baptized until 2005. That was when I became emboldened and started to minister. Many of my friends then still remain today we are waxing greater and stronger. In 2009 my mum had a seizure from sleep and drifted into coma. A doctor neigbhour who felt her pulse confirmed her dead but I refused to accept that verdict and I laid my hands on her saying"I retain life in this body in the name of Jesus"- guess what sir? Before we got to the Hospital, a dead woman came to life- all within the space of 1hr. Now someone may ask and sneer that she was not dead. Another woman fell into same seizure that wasn't as serious as hers and the 1 year remembrance of the woman is next march. Another man also fell into coma and was dead-Many more are the realities of God. Infact, I recently had an encounter with the Lord himself- That will be a story for another day. Finally, this life called christianity is a glorious life of endless glory and perpetual victory.

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