I welcome you to another wonderful Monday morning. The Lord revealed deep things about his court to me a few days ago, and I will like you to read, pray and take action.

The court of God is the place of his presence, where there is fullness of joy. There, the sun shall not smite by day nor the moon by night. In other words, it’s a protected atmosphere where those inside are perfectly shielded from whatever problems exist outside. This month may you remain kept in God’s presence in Jesus name.

Although glorious, God’s presence has got a gate (Psalms 118:19-20)! With serious entry requirements (Psalms 24:3-6). While righteousness is key, blessed is the man God chooses to approach and dwell in his courts (Psalms 65:4)! So grace and mercy matter. May you receive grace to dwell inside the gates in Jesus name!

What about outside the gate?
Well, it’s an outer darkness of sorrow and weeping (Matt 25:30). The scriptures say outside are the dogs, sorcerers, sexually immoral, idolaters, and those who practice lies (Rev 22:15). Let’s give it a contemporary interpretation. Dogs are needed by sorcerers for sacrifice Murderers especially money ritualist often target sexual immoral/street girls and after getting their victims they need idolatrous priests to make the rituals! Of course, they could be caught by the police, so they need lawyers, so they hire them that practice lies!

Outside God’s gate is a horrible jungle of preys and predators where no gentleman can survive!
May you dwell in the secret place of the most high in Jesus name!

Kindly click the link to listen to the audio recorded during the warroom session. This is a prophetic message and prayers about GOD’S GATE! God bless you

 

To

Staff and Students of Development Studies Department,

The University of South Africa.

TRIBUTE TO A GREAT MENTOR, PROFESSOR SIBONGINKOSI MAZIBUKO

It is with great sadness that I learned of the recent passing away of Professor Sibonginkosi Mazibuko, who until his death was the Chair, Department of Development Studies, UNISA. Late Prof Mazibuko was my supervisor when I was studying for my doctorate at the University of South Africa and his contributions to my academic success are unforgettable. I write with fond memories and deep sorrow this tribute to my teacher, professor, friend and extraordinary mentor. I call him Boss.

It was a great privilege to learn under a great Pan-Africanist scholar and yet a patient teacher. My writings were unappealing until Prof Mazibuko taught me about critical writing and the importance of having a clear theoretical framework, which is my lens of viewing issues. I suddenly realized my view was too neutral or rather too Eurocentric (caused by my several years of Western colonial education) to produce any critical knowledge. I borrowed Prof Mazibuko’s Afrocentric lens and I saw clearly. Through Prof Mazibuko, I had the opportunity to meet and listen to famous Pan- Africanist and Afrocentric scholars like Prof Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o and Prof Molefi Asante. He also ensured I attended decoloniality conferences. By the end of my study, I had become fully immersed in Afrocentricity and decoloniality to defend Africa’s interest anywhere.

Prof Mazibuko was kind. I was an international student from Nigeria and my supervisor contributed to my memorable stay in South Africa. Through him, I learned the meaning of Ubuntu.  I was particularly on study leave and must soon return to work.  Prof Mazibuko understood my situation and cooperated with me to complete my study on time. When I submitted to him any chapter, he often reverted to me within 2-4 days! When I shared my challenges with him, he understood and often used his life experiences to encourage me to push harder through life’s difficulty. After my graduation, Prof Mazibuko had connected me with people and associations that could better reveal the scholar he had developed in me. Nevertheless, Prof was a strict teacher, which forced his students to keep to a high standard and this has helped me to become responsible, professional, and disciplined in my career.

Most importantly, through Prof Mazibuko, I learned about the beautiful land of Mzansi, its turbulent history, its heroes like Robert Sobukwe and its loving people. I am back in Nigeria and based on my experience with Prof Mazibuko, I can proudly say that South Africans are not xenophobic. I have always been in touch with Prof and I still cannot decipher that I will see my academic mentor no more.

Prof Mazibuko used to talk about his family a lot and there is no doubt this is a difficult time for them. Moreover, his demise is undoubtedly a great loss to the University of South Africa and to the Department of Development Studies in particular. Truly, death took Zakes from us in a rude and shocking manner, but our solace is that Prof Mazibuko’s scholarly works are available with us and I have no doubt his books will continue to make great impacts.

Please accept my deepest condolences.

Sincerely,

Dr Damola Adejumo-Ayibiowu (Dphil Development Studies, UNISA)

Assistant Director, Planning, Research & Statistics

Federal Inland Revenue Service

Lagos, Nigeria

 

The Lord is giving us the opportunity to load 2021 with good things with the fruit of our lips in the place of prayers. Everyone shall earn from their prayer investment in the year

Indeed the Lord gave Oyindamola Adejumo ministries these prophetic outlooks for 2021. The summary is that it will look as hard as a rock, but there is honey under the rock for those who can pray for insight and those who can break every difficult barrier through prayers.  You can download these prophetic words for your edification.

   

Wishing you lots of love, joy and happiness. May you end this year in praise and May you rejoice throughout the coming year in Jesus name

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
From Oyindamola Adejumo-Ayibiowu PhD

Exo 15:27 And they came to Elim, where were twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.

Contrary to Israel’s expectation, the journey from the red sea was not smooth. God told them he was no Father Christmas. He is a loving God but a proving/testing God. God promises a glorious destination, as well as his grace and presence along the way but he never promises a comfortable journey. The discomforts in the way are God’s instruments to test our faith and perseverance. Only those who believe and endure to the end shall enter God’s promise.

It is interesting that after lacking water and tasting bitter water, the next location Israel will arrive was Elim, where there were twelve wells of water. It means ahead of the journey, after the period of lack is abundance provision.  Waiting for the thirsty 12 tribes of Israel are 12 wells and palm trees to provide shade and comfort. If you can just endure the current hardship standing in faith, you will soon enter a season of abundance.

It is observable that the exact thing that the Israelites lacked in the journey was what existed in abundance in their future. Likewise, what you are desperate about now exist in abundance in the future the Lord has for you. In other words, the devil will tempt you with what you will later control.

Joseph was tempted with the freedom and power wrapped in fornication. If he gave in to Potiphar’s wife seduction, he would enjoy some special privileges but he would still remain Potiphar’s slave. But after enduring the hard journey, Joseph got to his destination where he had unlimited freedom and power and even Potiphar’s family became part of his subjects.

What you lack now exist in abundance in your future. Don’t offer to become a slave to the man who is supposed to serve you later just because he offers you a little of what you will still possess in abundance in the future. Endure and believe God to the end.

The consciousness of the worth of your glorious future will help you to endure and overcome temptations. In John 4 Jesus was thirsty and would have been tempted by the flirty and talkative Samaritan woman he had requested water. Throughout their discussion Jesus did not present his lack, rather he projected his glorious identity in destiny: the water of life and Saviour. “I may look like an ordinary young man who needs water badly; nevertheless I am conscious that through me the water of salvation shall be given. Why would I lose this destiny over a cup of water?”

You must also never define yourself by the hard conditions of your journey but by the glory of your destination. It will be a great tragedy to lose the destination because you desperately want comfort when you are still in transit. Endure to the end!

You shall enter into your abundance in Jesus name!

By Dr Oyindamola Adejumo-Ayibiowu