What is encounter? Encounter is act of meeting something unexpectedly. In other words, if it is expected then, it is not an encounter.
MY 50TH ARTICLE
NOTE : Study each line carefully and digest every word with scrutiny. What I am about to say might not be meaningful to you now but, I want you to think about the quest of knowing the unknown. This unknown is ‘GOD’. I want the reader to be attentive to this real scenario which I encountered, although I have witnessed many. This particular one nearly took my life. – – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
A CRUCIAL NOTE : In this article several questions will be raised and answers will be given. I will operate within the paradigm of certainty and uncertainty in order to justify myself. Till then, I want you to enjoy this philosophical story and expression . Are you ready?
The journey started when I was at a tender age I was told by my parents about what I would become which was like a prophesy that I will be chosen when the time comes. This prophesy was directed to my late parents. Soon, I became inclined to the routine of the prophesy I could remember how I gathered my friends when I was 10 years old to sing and worship the most high called God. This same scenario occurred severally even till now I am feeling the vibrant ego.
During my process of development, I attended churches like Cherubim and seraphim, Celestial church of God etc. In that era I noticed that it was strange for me to be so committed in knowing the unknown (God) with passion. I was feeling hunger for things in the unknown quest of knowing the reality, as an elegant boy I was given talents thus, I used them in churches in order to edify God and expose the archenemies of mankind. There is no doubt that I have been encountering the maker from my childhood and his tremendous works.
A day came when I asked myself about the essence of encounter. It is very pertinent to note that , if you have an encounter, something must change. You will feel something because an encounter can not be easily forgotten. How about Jacob? How about Saul? What happened in those scenarios can be accorded to what I call “ENCOUNTER” . Let’s take these two questions and answer them with brevity.
Jacob had an encounter with an angel sent from God but, he was sagacious or wise to hold the angel until something happens . Finally, his name was changed to Israel. In the case of Saul of Tarsus , the prosecutor and executor of the followers of Jesus Christ, he was on his way to Damascus when he had an encounter after living like a blind man for three days his name was changed to Paul. Please note the words underlined because whenever there is an encounter, change must be the subject matter.
This is not the type of change that occurs everyday but a change that operates within the context of encounter. If encounter is an every day issue it won’t make sense thus, encounter makes the word change to be unique in a new dimension. Particularly, it will always be new to you and you won’t forget it. Did you think Jacob and Saul would forget the huge transformation? This is simply capital ‘NO’. Why? Because a good name will always be remembered at times.
If an encounter does not opine change then, it is not an encounter because what she does is to change your mentality as regards to life. So, whenever there is an encounter, change is not optional but a certain thing. Have you had an encounter? What did you notice? Change or What? What is my own encounter? Who and what did I encounter? Well and truly, I will examine my encounter in the next paragraph perhaps, it is the main thesis in this article.
” I know God is brave to challenge anyone but, what really perturbs my mind is that, he keeps hiding himself therefore releasing one mentality called feeling within human society. Hence, there is a difference between “ What you feel and what you see“. Show yourself God because people are expecting you. “ – – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
” It occurred at 1.00am I was in part 3 (300 level) in higher institution, I was having an examination that morning. In that dream I saw fire burning extremely, the fire looked unquenchable I was hooked on my bed I could not move even my breath was ceased I nearly passed on but, suddenly I exclaimed, ‘Jesus I will do your work’ . Immediately I came to reality, I was terrified I could not sleep. ” – – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua.
” Another thing I would like to emphasize on is that when you encounter a thing the trademark will be like a deep scar which can not be healed.” – – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
My short analysis about encounter might not be strong enough to convince the vast majority. But, I have done my part in sharing mine. Why are you keeping yours?
Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
“This article might be regarded by some people as blasphemous but, if truly he has been regarded as a father to all then, I must be able to express some things. As the case may be, I will remain silent at this moment.” – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
I was told that my birth can not be explained without my maker. I was told that my life has been predestined by the same being. I was told that everyone must acknowledge the supreme being for his security over mankind. I have heard different conversations as related to his superiority, there is one vital problem which has been perturbing my mind. This question should be seen as an important part of life hence, what is God? The ‘who’ is simple but, the ‘what’ has been a major pointer as regards the supremacy of God. As a matter of fact, do not see me as an atheist or an agnostic because I have been castigated severally about my belief, I was quick to respond by saying, ‘I believe in God’. I would have suggested a verification but, the verification principle might be too busy.
I know you will be thinking skeptically as regards my belief in God. Well and truly, his existence is yet to be verified which is very obvious but, fear won’t let mankind speak the truth. The only thing man does is to feel him despite his establishment somewhere and everywhere , I am not disputing his existence and what I am doing in this article is to expand his existence and non existence as imagined by the writer. If you know, you must be silent and let people who are in the know create a good foundation of knowledge. Superiority would continue in as much as there is a demarcation between good and evil. In other words, what God is trying to do is yet to be understood, man is only a rational thinker suggesting everything on the basis of assumptions. What is man holding onto?
If physicalism is attributed to God then, spirituality would be destroyed because the unseen reality is the crux of his existence. This is to say, that the overseer of this world is hidden. If God created man then, some one created God, if not, where did he get the concept of creation? I have deleted my consciousness so that I would be able to speak without an interference yet, those who are sleeping have upgraded their versions within that context . If I am regarded as a blasphemous human being then, you need to know more about God. Perhaps, it would only be bad if God sees it as bad,I guess he would be happy about this notion. If I were to be in existence without an origin then, I will have to buy in order to be meaningful. Will it make sense if your source is unknown? How true would your convictions be?
If my voice would not be heard thus, I would embrace an audibility from a speaker that has clarity. I have been hearing about end time yet time is an unending concept. When would this time end? I have been in life for many years, I have seen different inventions and interventions all these are still at the verge of discovering their basic norms. Terminate my life I will regain my consciousness. kill me I will still feel good. set a criterion, I know it will be objective one day. Can you battle with the unseen? It would have been better if one can see the unseen. If it is possible then, happiness would be everywhere but, can this be possible? Man is still agitating for one thing, a thing that would be an everlasting thing. I will continue to speak like a rigid man, in as much as life is in connection with God. Is God an assumption?
” What would be the purpose of life after life? At times, I have wondered within my paradigm, thinking I could imagine what it is. ” – – Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
” This is an article dedicated to those who have assumed that my believe in God can be doubted. It is good to doubt because it is always sensible if a sceptical analysis is permitted for the purpose of truthfulness . As for God, let him be what he wants to be, I can not quarrel with him. But, the essence of belief is freedom. “— Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
” When I got to heaven I saw a long queue beyond what I can comprehend so, I could not wait then, I gave those in-charge to deliver my letter. “—-Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
I came into this world with an unconscious mind but, as time approaches I embraced consciousness in order to partake in the race of life. What do I owe this life? Who predestined my life? What is my destiny depicting? I have not been able to think and rationalise beyond, if can, I would have suggested a solution to all solutions. At times we tend to work zealously thinking everything will become successful but, at the end futility is always the main frame. You have a wish list doesn’t mean it will come pass, it is just an existence in your mind. If my life has been predestined by the unknown then, why am I working? Why should I work?
Someone has arranged this world in such a way that we cannot question it. We have been restricted by an authority whose vision is to be in anything for life. We must ask why life is so rigid and flexible, no doubt, the quest for more will keep radiating within the territorial condition of man. A caged world which will not be opened anytime soon, we can get out of it, how about the next phase? A life we have no choice even when ups and downs are tedious. Can we commit suicide or euthanasia(mercy killing)? If we can, how about the assumed world?
What rights do we have? We must beg endlessly, even an appeal for freedom or freewill won’t be exempted. I have wondered why peace won’t be amidst mankind, it is not the case that peace can’t reign but, it must be concealed all in the name of elevation and eulogy. Tears in some places yet we have people who are laughing at the corner of their houses. Some may argue that, if everything were to be sweet life would not have been interesting. Says who? Although everyman has fear but, the instilled notion in the hearts of man is cumbrous or heavy. What else would I say? What expression will I give to convince myself that, it is what it is? A predestined life is what we are living. Think about your existence and the end that will occur suddenly. What next?
“Are we still looking for a replacement, the original one will be costly to see”
By Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua (BB.PIN 5C3C48B7)
I don’t know your actual gender but when I grew up I was told you are the maker who made heavens and earth. I have tried to figure out all essences of human life and the main reason why you have created many destinies with different purposes.
I guess you are listening to my thesis and if you are not, your servants will deliver my message although I have many messages and questions but I will keep that until the day we would meet if I am privileged.
I guess you are seeing everything but your intervention is always in tranquility even your response might be too late, and this always gives the wicked ones to act spontaneously. As my lamentations will not be over because what I am experiencing is about to tear me apart even death can’t be bribed she must be happy because of the food she is expecting.
You called some your chosen ministers yet their lives have not been balanced, all what you can do is to make them feel calamities in order for them to glorify you. But why? There should be other alternatives. I am not saying that this is from God but I feel the time should be confirmed. I have clamoured with my voice and my courage is about to be discouraged may be the next thing is to opt out from the cage to know nothing but something.
My analysis may be short but if we are to be who we tend to be, the world will have no recognition. As a matter of fact, a freelancer will have the sagacious mentality to actualize some purposes. I don’t talk much neither will I express more than my all.
This letter might not be straightforward but thinking must be given a chance to scrutinise those views. Liberty won’t come except we agitate for it, if that should be the case. Where is liberty? I will rest my pen at this juncture but if there an opportunity I will gladly accept all interactions.
We must assume a goodbye so that another opportunity Will come.
By Akinrulie Opeyemi Joshua
“If you can’t let life go, she will go by”