The Fertility Lingo

Often times I go into my Gynaecologist’s office with pen and paper to write down a lot of ‘big grammar’ …lol. These words can be confusing and thus I come home and Google them to know what they mean I decided to Google for some more Fertility Terminology and here is what I came up with. I hope they are as useful to you as they were for me.

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Blastocyst

This is a fertilized egg awaiting implantation.

Conception
This is the successful union of a sperm and an ovum(egg).

Corpus luteum
Thus is a structure that develops in the ovary and secretes progesterone, which is vital to maintain a uterine environment capable of supporting pregnancy. When the corpus luteum stops functioning, and if a fertilized ovum does not embed in the uterine lining and the placenta begins producing hormones of its own, hormone levels quickly decrease and menstruation begins.

Cycle 
A cycle is one complete menstrual cycle. Most women menstruate on a 21 to 35 day cycle. During a 28-day cycle, ovulation will typically occur on day 14 and in a 35-day cycle, ovulation may occur on day 21.

Fertilization 
This takes place when the egg is being penetrated by the sperm and the resulting fusion of genetic material that develops into an embryo.

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Follicle
It is a fluid-filled sac in the ovary that sustains the developing egg, and from which the egg is released during ovulation. The follicle is stimulated to release the ovum by a hormone called FSH (Follicle Stimulating Hormone), which is made by the pituitary gland.

Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH)
You can determine this via a blood test and it is a hormone produced by the pituitary gland. It is necessary to achieve pregnancy because it stimulates the maturation of a follicle (within the ovary), allowing for the process of ovulation.

hCG
Human chorionic gonadotropin (or hCG) is the hormone that prolongs the lifespan of the corpus luteum as well as stimulates production of progesterone, another hormone essential to maintain the pregnancy. This is also the hormone pregnancy tests (blood and urine) detect.

Implantation
When the fertilized egg (blastocyst) settles into the thick uterine lining (endometrium). This occurs approximately 6-10 days after conception.

LH Surge
The increase in luteinizing hormone in your urine. You are most likely to become pregnant if you have intercourse within 24-48 hours after you detect your LH surge, with 36 hours marking your peak fertility time.

Luteinizing hormone (LH)
A female hormone secreted by the pituitary gland, necessary to regulate ovarian function.

Menstruation/Menstrual Cycle

The monthly cycle of changes in the ovaries and the lining of the uterus (endometrium), starting with the preparation of an egg for fertilization. When the follicle of the prepared egg in the ovary breaks, it is released for fertilization and ovulation occurs. Unless pregnancy occurs, the cycle ends with the shedding of part of the endometrium, which is menstruation.

Mittelschmerz 

This means a dull abdominal pain occurring at the time of ovulation, attributed to the presence of free blood in the peritoneal cavity from the ruptured ovarian follicle.

Ovary
One of the two female reproductive organs in which eggs are formed.

Ovulation
The release of the egg (ovum) from the ovary. Ovulation usually occurs approximately 14 days before the next menstrual period is due.

Ovulation Test, OPK, Ovulation Predictor Tests
A home ovulation test detects a woman’s LH-Surge – or the time a woman ovulates, allowing a determination of when conception is most likely to take place (period of peak fertility).

Pregnancy Test, HPT, hCG Home Pregnancy Test
Pregnancy tests detect in urine the hormone your body makes during pregnancy: hCG (human chorionic gonadotropin). The amount of pregnancy hormone increases as pregnancy progresses. The FIRST RESPONSE® Test is so sensitive that most women have enough hCG to be detected as early as three days before their expected period, which is four days before any other at-home test.

Progesterone
One of the female sex hormones, which is produced by the ovary and placenta. Progesterone prepares the lining of the uterus, for implantation of a fertilized egg, and helps maintain the pregnancy.

Sperm
The male reproductive cell. Healthy male sperm can survive approximately 72 hours in a woman’s body.

Uterus
A hollow, pear-shaped muscular organ where implantation takes place and the foetus develops.

Vagina
The passage leading from the uterus to the outside of the female body.

Zygote
The single cell formed by when a sperm fertilizes an egg.

Now in case I have missed anything out you consider to be basic words, please feel free to send in your comments so I can find out. I also have a list of acronyms I will share in my next post. Feel free to share…enjoy!

Pastor Doctor Who….

This is a true account of the real story from my previous blog. How not to get sucked in? Read this story. Spread it and do not get so desperate as to deaden your voice of reasoning. The first voice of reasoning should have told the lady in my previous story that it was suspicious for a doctor to insist in birth in her own hospital. The second voice of reasoning was when you were told not to go to another hospital but hers (Pastor Doctor) for ante natal.

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But, I am no one to judge and understand the plight of women and I have heard this many times and people have refused to step out and expose such wickedness. As we speak such child trafficking is happening still in Nigeria, why are these places not being shut down? Who can stand to be counted and boldly come to expose them? This is a true account of the real event as it took place reported in the Vanguard Newspaper…please read:
GENERAL OVERSEER’S WIFE IN BABY FACTORY SCANDAL, FLEES TO USA-By Evelyn Usman

Policemen attached to the Special Fraud Unit, Milverton, Ikoyi and those of the Rivers State Police Command, are currently on the trail of a fleeing wife of the General Overseer of a popular Pentecostal Church (name withheld) in Port Harcourt, Rivers state, alleged to be operating the biggest baby factory in the southern part of the country.

The Doctor Pastor Emeka Precious Chinyere

The Doctor Pastor Emeka Precious Chinyere

The suspect identified as Emeka Precious Chinyere, was alleged to have sold babies to desperate women between N 2.5 million and N6million. Her beneficiaries, we gathered, come from all parts of the world. Her modus oparandi as gathered, included giving desperate women concoction which would make their stomachs to start protruding, until the day of delivery. However, the delivery process is said to shrouded in mystery which the Police is trying to unravel.
It was gathered that most of the beneficiaries were women who had waited for years without bearing children. The amount paid for each pregnancy as gathered, varied according to the age of the individual and the period of waiting.

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This illicit business has reportedly been going at God’ s Gift Clinic and Maternity home located at number 16 School Road , Elelenmo area of Port Harcourt , Rivers State, for years until the bubble burst, following a petition to the Commissioner of Police in charge of the Police Special Fraud Unit, by the United States of America Consulate, to investigate an America based- Nigerian woman who applied for American passport for her little baby. The US-based Nigerian identified as Christiana Ogeyi Omagu, with Nigerian passport number AO49173747 and US passport 458926040 , according to the US Consulate, appeared at the consulate in pursuance of a US passport for a male child she claimed to have delivered at God’ s Gift Clinic and Maternity , Port Harcourt , Rivers State.
However, when a DNA paternity and maternity test was conducted, the result according to the embassy, indicated that the applicant and her husband, Donald Omagu, were not the biological parents of the baby. In spite of the result, the embassy said Mrs. Omagu insisted that a certain doctor she identified as Chinyere Precious, took her delivery at God’ s Gift Clinic and Maternity in Rivers State, hence, the petition to ascertain her claim.
During preliminary investigation, the Police Special Fraud Unit reportedly discovered that several embassies had petitioned them over similar cases, with the mention of the General Overseer’s wife as the doctor that delivered them of their ‘miracle babies’.
It would be recalled that a similar instance was that of one Esther Soyebo, who, two years ago, was arrested following a petition from the US embassy over same reason. During interrogation, the woman told journalists that she was introduced to Pastor Chinyere by a friend in the USA who claimed to have had her three children miraculously from her. The suspect also stated that she paid N2.5 million for the prepared concoction she took, after which her stomach began to bulge. But efforts by operatives to locate the maternity home were futile as the woman claimed not to know the exact location of the centre. She claimed that she was taken there at night and that she left very early the next morning. But a combined team of operatives from the Unit and those of the Rivers state Police command stormed the maternity home recently where a near gun battle was reportedly averted, following resistance from armed policemen from the Special Protecting Unit , who blocked access to her.

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However, a nurse identified as Peace Effiong and a supposed expectant mother were arrested at the maternity home in Rivers state and brought to SFU, Lagos. In her statement to the Police, the arrested nurse revealed that no child had ever been delivered in the maternity since she was employed.
According to her, “I was employed just six months ago and I have never witnessed any child birth there. Anytime a pregnant woman is due for delivery, she is usually taken to Dr Chinyere’s home at Harvest Assembly Avenue, Stallion Road, Elelenwo. That is all I can say “I paid N2.5 million for pregnancy and delivery.

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On the part of the America- based Nigerian suspect, she disclosed in her statement that she paid N 2.5 million to the fleeing doctor before she got pregnant. She explained that she came to Nigeria in February last year, after she was introduced to Dr Chinyere. “One month later, the doctor said I was pregnant and I went back to my base in the USA, with the hope of delivering the baby in one of the hospitals over there. But several medical tests carried out in the United States indicated that I was not pregnant and I began to doubt. Dr Chinyere, who visited America at that time, assured I was pregnant and advised me to come down to Nigeria to deliver the baby. By February this year, she called and informed me to come down to Nigeria, that I was due. I was delivered of a baby boy on February 16, 2014, at the maternity home”.But the result of the DNA test by the embassy showed that neither she nor her husband were biological parents of the supposed baby. Asked if the delivery was a normal one or through caesarian, the suspect kept mute.
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Another pregnant woman, Victoria Acholonu, who was arrested at the maternity home, told operatives that “I paid N2.9 for the pregnancy. Dr. Chinyere called me on the phone to inform that my delivery was due. That was why I came to her hospital, only to be arrested. Again, when a text was conducted to ascertain her true state, the result showed that she was not pregnant, even with the evident bulging stomach. Sounding frustrated, Acholonu disclosed that she was not the only one that had ‘fallen’ a victim. “I know some people who said they paid more than N2.5million. Some claimed to have even paid N6m, depending on their condition. Information at the operatives’ disposal indicated that the wife of the general overseer had fled to the United States of America.

Police sources hinted that several attempts to arrest her proved abortive as some eminent Nigerians in key positions always intervened. Police sources said: “the woman is very powerful, that is why she has managed to beat police arrest. She has been very evasive to the police at PSFU despite the numerous evidences against her. She was once arrested by the Police at Elelenwo divisional police station, after one of her victims’ husband became suspicious and invited the police, who invaded her home at the point of delivery but she escaped justice after an unidentified ‘powerful man from above intervened’
However the Commissioner of Police, Rivers State, Mr. Tunde Ogunsakin has assured his command would ensure the suspect is arrested. As first step, he said the command would ascertain if the woman was a medical doctor.

Sad you would say right? Indeed! No one in Nigeria should be above the law. I pray they successfully apprehend this woman and allow her face the full extent of the law.

– See more at: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2014/08/general-overseers-wife-baby-factory-scandal-flees-usa/#sthash.IoX5CmQn.dpuf

TESTIMONY OR CONFESSION OF CRIME?

It was a long road getting here as I got married in the year 1990 and waited for the fruit of the womb all these years in anxiety, despair, anguish, and disappointments. I had battles here and there, my in laws wanted my husband to marry another wife, and so I decided to act, get a solution and also pray. Needless to say, we did the usual series of tests both at home and abroad and when work finally took hubby to the States years later we started our series of IVF only by the best all to no avail but I was glad we were out of Nigeria as the pressure reduced.
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Looking back all our results where perfect, Doctors called it unexplained infertility, I called it an attack of the enemy. I got to a stage of desperation and depression when we got a visitor from Nigeria who had also been waiting and wanted to come buy baby stuff before her due date. She looked rosy with her belly, she was beautiful and I coveted the pregnancy, she told me her baby was a miracle, a gift from God after being treated and prayed for by a Pastor’s wife in the eastern part of Nigeria who is also a medical doctor. This brought me renewed hope and I snapped out of depression. We both went round buying baby stuff which as usual I bought stuff for my own baby as I believe I am an expectant mother.
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She would have loved to give birth in the US but the Pastor’s wife insisted she gets back to Nigeria on her due date and deliver in her hospital. This she willingly did not dispute as after all without this woman she might never have gotten pregnant. She did her shopping and went back, apart from the delay in her due date as she went when she thought she was in labor but the Pastor Doctor told her it was not her time, she delivered a bouncing baby girl and it was such a great party which hubby and I came all the way to attend.
Since I was in Nigeria and held this bouncing cute bundle of joy, I was convinced to see the Doctor myself. I felt safe in that she was a Christian and a medical doctor and I saw she had results. An appointment was booked and she told us with her, if we get treated here, we will carry our baby in Nine months more or less. I was excited and started the treated, she gave injections both for my hubby and I including extra stock we took to the States as we returned home and administered the medications.
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Lo and behold I got pregnant, since my period ceased, home pregnancy test didn’t pick it as it said negative so I did three trips to see her for scans and she confirmed I was indeed pregnant, these scans I saw and I could see my bundle of joy coupled with the fact that subsequently my tummy was growing beautifully until the issue of delivery came up, I naturally wanted to have my child in the US which is where I live and she vehemently disagreed and insisted on the birth in her hospital. I never thought anytime I returned to the states to see a Gynecologist here so I got back to the US and booked an appointment with my Gynecologist, who was pleasantly surprised at my tummy, she asked how far gone and I told her six months.
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Naturally she did a scan and it was the longest scan ever…she prodded and searched and looked nothing was in the womb, I was confused myself as just weeks back I could see the baby in my womb and also hear the heart beat of my son, she looked at me and asked how I got pregnant and when I told her the story, she broke it to me that I was not pregnant and this was a case of child trafficking which she will be forced to report. The next thing I remembered was London bridges falling down as I fell and fainted thank God for the bed behind me. My husband was called and the news broken to him as well, while I was admitted to run tests to ascertain why I was having pregnancy symptoms with no baby in the womb.
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My husband reported the case and FBI got involved who contacted Nigeria and the case is ongoing. Painfully for me, the Pastor’s wife is on the run. We paid her N3Million for this baby, or should I say no baby. My friend too has gone into hiding as she introduced me, she doesn’t want her baby to be taken from her as she says our cases are different. Tell me is her baby being born a miracle testimony or a confession of crime? I want to know…..
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UNDER ATTACK?

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Funny things happen as they say…

You have counted the time of your ovulation and you are looking forward to it and all of a sudden, the office sends your hubby on an out of station work, or a day before you remembered he killed your pet rat and an argument ensued and the next day-D day, your ovulation… both of you are still not talking to one another to even remember.
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For some,it is the day a terrible headache starts, a flu, malaria and all what not, and you had to see your GP for medications before you know it Ovulation has ended. You missed your chance!! I know…lol… it happens to me too! What do you do? Be wary of such things and pray, if need be, fast!… as when you hear other people’s story you will shudder at how a simple thing as meeting on your ovulation day became disastrous…
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Someone asked, are we under attack? As something always seems to happen at the time I’m ovulating to keep my husband and I apart, work or sickness or visitors. Well, while my first inclination is to say, Yes. I will say no, for no “weapons” formed against us will prosper. All the plans of the enemy will be turned around for our good, ovulation or not, God is still in the business of making babies.
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So though it is possible for Satan to block a husband and wife from coming together at the right time every month, I believe God has greater power to thwart such machinations. SO, WE ARE NOT UNDER ATTACK but PROTECTED BY GRACE. We will succeed in Jesus name!!!
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Medium, Seer or Prophet 2

Unfortunately the world is filled with these ones and we need to just open our eyes to be able to recognize them before we are trapped in their evil snare. The bible is filled with ways to discern who a false prophet is; it cautions us Christians about such falseness. Christ said in Matthew 24:23-27(read up) “false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect”.  Peter counsels in 2Peter 3:3 that “knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts” and also in 2 Peter 2:1 he says“there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them bringing swift destruction on themselves”.

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Miserably, many will follow their depraved conduct and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. In their greed these false prophets and teachers will exploit you with fabricated stories of visions seen concerning you and proffer solutions that you will have to buy from them to set you free. Paul restated again in 2 Corinthians 14:29 that “prophets should speak” but that “the others should weigh carefully what is said because time will tell whether what they say is true or not”. Before you go on falling for a doctrine hook line and sinker, try and hold it against God’s words and see if it flies. What is their take on the word of God or on salvation itself, does it come in line with what the bible says? What does your prophet say about the son of God, Jesus? Does he pray in the name of Christ? Does he ask you to go to a particular “holy ground” before you can receive deliverance? How about evangelism, does your prophet preach Jesus as the only Savior of the world or includes that you need to accept his own Shepard too?

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How do they live, it beats me when Christians go to prophets who have more than one wife for solutions. Or prophets who tell you they need to sleep with you as part of the deliverance process? Some even say that they need to fondle your breast as there lays the demon troubling you, as it happened to a good friend. Her aunty took her to see a prophet and as he was praying with her kneeling before him, she is heavily endowed and all of a sudden the prophet grabs her breasts and told her the demons tormenting you are in there; in shock she stares at him but prophet was oblivious as he had his eyes closed, she brought him back to reality with a slap when she noticed his privates bulging and walked out on them both. Sadly a lot have been raped in the guise of deliverance some of these are even on Youtube just search for Nigerian false prophets. The book of first John is so apt when it says that “Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin, because he has been born of God. In this the children of God and the children of the devil are manifest: Whoever does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is he who does not love his brother.”

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A lot of these prophets out there also size you up and gives you the message you want to hear. Like my friend who went to see a prophet for her son, she was not wearing a ring and the lady prophet exclaims, “I know why you are not married yet! Your destiny is being blocked and you need to do this and that to get delivered”. Some tell you the amount required to complete your deliverance! She was dumbfounded as she has been married almost 16 years and has five kids to show for it. She picked her bag and left immediately after telling the prophet that she was a married woman with kids. In shame the prophet could say nothing but watch her leave.

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Most importantly, when you meet a false prophet and his doctrine does not square up with the word of God. I tell you, flee before you are dragged into an abyss of extortion, abuse, manipulation and even witchcraft. The end times are here and the bible warns us already of the influx in millions of such false men of God. Ephesians 1: 13 after all told you that “In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise”. That is a great assurance, never entertain such people in your house nor allow them to mess with your mind or way of thinking. Never allow them to pour into you the spirit of fear like most of them do, saying without them you might never be delivered as they are the ultimate solution; that is from the pits of hell.

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I pray we will not fall as pawns in the hands of such evil prophets of wickedness. What is your story? Ever had an encounter with such people? Share with me, I would love to read your experiences, your inputs and your encouragements. Selah

 

#BRING BACK OUR GIRLS

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I have had little sleep over the issue of the abducted girls for I am so horrified when I think they could be like my sister, niece, daughter or even me!! Bad thoughts one might say, but it is the reality of over 200 girls and it’s been over month! Their names were published and this brought me even closer, they are young girls, human beings who are in the proverbial Babylon, subjected to hell on earth! I wake up thinking about these innocent ones and I cannot begin to fathom what it is they are going through.

 

One day they had breakfast and said, ‘good bye mom, see you later’, and mom said, ‘have a good day at school love. Some might not have remembered to tell them they were loved, they just believed that like every other day, they will be home in a few hours and alas! It has been more than a few days!! We have heard all sorts, they were captured to be used as human shield, they were captured to negotiate with the Government, but who knows what horror they might be going through doing hard labor, being forced to cook and clean and some being molested, raped and tortured.

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Most of these girls if not all would be virgins, can you imagine a gang rape being their first experience at sex? Can you imagine the sexual assault? These girls who are between the ages of 13 and 17 most likely being faced with such trauma. How do they survive such or forget it? I can imagine some of the girls, out of fear of being killed, simply because they were bold to fight back from allowing these evil men of the Boko Haram to have their evil ways with them. I can imagine the wickedness with which the criminals would force themselves into the girls, without any form of preparation, most of whom are virgins!

 

I can imagine these young girls, whom must have thought of their first sexual experience with their own spouses in decades to come, experiencing it now with hardened evil men, terrorists, with men they never bargained to encounter or will never ever want or desire in any way on concrete cold floors of a cursed God forsaken wild forest, an habitat adulterated with machine guns, grenades, bullets, sludge, grief, despair, despondence, wailing and gnashing of teeth and bloodshed.

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I remember in the movies where we see little children abducted and forced to slavery, rape and death when the girls fight back refusing to be defiled and then gunned down in a show of power to scare the other ones with just a bullet to the head, or a slash of the throat or a stab in the chest, or even slashes on their bodies and intimate parts. This reality is what we see today in the case of Shekau and his cohorts.

 

Apart from the trauma, have we thought of the psychological illness, or all forms of infections, HIV, Hepatitis, Venerable Disease like syphilis, gonorrhea and all sorts that these girls potentially face?! How about the physical assault, battery, incarceration, being unkept, not allowed to bath or clean up, no change of clothes, starvation and what have you. Could it be their fault? No? Is it the fault of the Government that fails us over and over again? Is it their insensitivity, nonchalant attitudes and lack of planning.

 

What are the Legislators doing, how about the executive arm of government? If this had happened in another country will these girls still be missing knowing their location? Who are the sponsors of the Boko Haram? Nothing is being done, the children of our leaders are schooling abroad, and those in Nigeria are under heavy protection. Our leaders are attending functions, some go for parties, have drinks, sleep well and yet our girls are missing!!! When the enemy steals the future of our nation (the Chibok Girls) what do we have left? The old Anthem reads thus…

 

Nigeria, we hail thee,

Our own dear native land,

Though tribe and tongue may differ,

In brotherhood we stand,

Nigerians all are proud to serve

Our sovereign Motherland.

Our flag shall be a symbol

That truth and justice reign,

In peace or battle honour’d,

And this we count as gain,

To hand on to our children

A banner without stain.

O God of all creation,

Grant this our one request,

Help us to build a nation

Where no man is oppressed,

And so with peace and plenty

Nigeria may be blessed.

 

You might ask, what do we have left? We can pray, join the group praying, as you pray, picture these girls in bondage, and plead their case before Him as He is the only hope we have. Now it may look to you like nothing is happening, but we will not lose sight of God’s power, cause even when we feel nothing is happening, something is in the spiritual world. We will not be weary; we will keep praying and when He comes through for us, the whole world we see this and we will testify. The book of Romans caps it all well, in Chapter 12 and Verse 12; it says ‘Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

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God bless Nigeria. #BRING BACK OUR GIRLS!!!

 

 

 

 

Medium, seer or prophet???

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‘The Spirit world is not happy you are here, they say the minute you got here they knew you will be delivered. Your childlessness is as a result of someone punishing you for past sins. On your part, you have offended enemies within, your husband’s part it is promises broken made to a jilted lover. Your husband’s maternal family also wants him childless,’ these were the words of Prophet X as narrated by Atinuke, a childhood friend.
She continued her narration, ‘when I entered the shack I said to myself, what would bring me here if not for the respect and love I have for my Aunt? She had been pestering me for months on end to see her prophet who can solve all problems. As I entered with my sassy dress and all, I was accosted by a rude ‘omo ijo’ (church member) to cover my head immediately or stand the risk of ejection. The look of disdain I gave him made him relax and leave him as I was getting ready to give him a few words of what I thought of him but stopped in my tracks when I saw my Aunt’s pleading eyes… I mellowed…lol. She said, ‘je ki a kujo mo nkan ti a ba wa’. Meaning let us face what brought us here.

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The prophet soon came out and after all pleasantries; he looked at me from head to toe. He looked at my Brazilian human hair, my makeup, my well manicured nails and my painted toe nails and immediately went into the spirit and said, ‘ for us to do this work effectively and successful I need to discard all foreign things from my body, meaning the hair, the makeup and the nail polish, no acrylic! He then went on to do some spiritual gimmicks (please watch Yoruba African magic or Yoruba plays on YouTube so you get what I mean). He started singing a song of victory he proclaimed he has seen the solution since his own prophecy work was different from others who will ask for money, he mentioned all he said above, about the spirit world he just travelled to and gave some Psalms to read in water, to be used to bath and drink and also white fasting (fast where you don’t take pepper or oil, I think) and to top it all go to a certain place called the mountain of deliverance, he said, ‘after doing all these, all perpetrators will be revealed to you and you will be delivered from their evil machinations.’

Atinuke stared into my eyes after narrating all that, in her eyes I saw a woman who was at some cross road, desperate and didn’t know what to believe anymore while also wondering if she could do it, she confessed she had done the fasting, and tried reading the psalms but got overwhelmed at reading about 10 psalms in each bucket of water her and her husband uses to bath and also every cup of water they drank as directed, so just decided to fast and pray. Why did she come to me today? Her aunt is on her neck to go to the ‘ori oke’ mountain of deliverance and she has come with justifications, asking me won’t it just be like going to redeemed camp to pray? I paused and I asked if you get there what are you to do? She said pray, get a man child to get you some holy water from the rock and drink, it is a place where even you and your husband cannot stand together but separately as women and men had both their sections. I then asked, if you go and get pregnant afterwards, on testimony day in your Pentecostal church, will you say, ‘Praise the Lord with me, I went to Ori-oke and got deliverance and this is my baby to show for it?

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She was silent, an awkward silence and I narrated another story to her story, I had been forced to go to such too and the woman prophet this time said what she saw was that I have been trying to get married for years and some forces where making this impossible for me, so I need to come for deliverance, stay in her church for 7 days, fasting none stop, they call it ‘awe biribiri’, and after that say yes to the first man I see when I get home, my friend who took me was mortified, full of shame, I smiled, to humor her I asked the woman, what if it was my married neighbor I saw? She said it means it is he God has chosen for me, and I will have to accept it. After grilling her for a while just to waste her time and also to make sure she had no way out; I told her I had been married four years! She was shocked, afraid and didn’t know what to say. I got up in disgust and left. You see, she has been doing this in the past and got away with it, so she thought obviously, since she is not wearing a ring (which I forgot to wear that day as matter of fact) she had seen new meat to slaughter, since she also told me her solution will cost me money but in the end I will come out victorious.

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What gives people around you the right to expose you to such spiritual entities in the name of helping out? What gives them the right to pressure you? How come you get pressured when you claim you are a child of God? What gives the so called prophets ability to see such visions (as some of them can be spot on), they tell you the story of your life and you marvel, this must be an oracle from God, remember the passage where Jesus said false prophets will arise in my name? When you let them in, they keep the power over your life, take the place of God and in no time you have silently been drawn to idolatry and spiritual adultery! You do not need anyone to tell you who you are in Christ! If your situation persists it is to glorify Himself not man. There was always a good reason in the bible for women who had delays. Hannah had delays just to birth a Prophet as powerful as Samuel, Elizabeth had delays just to birth a great fore runner as John, Rachel had delays and she birthed Joseph. BE PATIENT AND HOLD ON.
I will tell you what these prophets do, while some of them may mean no harm, some sow the anxiety seed into your life. In Atinuke’s case, she is in dilemma, to do or not to do, go or
do not go? Her husband is vehemently against it and she wants to go behind his back as the prophet says, it is the spirits hardening his heart against the solution. Atinuke’s blood pressure has hit the roof; she has lost sleep, worrying over nothing and uses sleeping tabs thinking of this issue. The non issue that Christ has given you victory for over thousands of years ago! All He wants from us is to hold on, fix our eyes on Him the Author and Finisher of our Faith!
What happens if I don’t do this ‘solution’? Absolutely nothing, for we are God’s children and have victory in Him alone. Do not let any prophet deceive you. Whose report will you believe? Read Deuteronomy 13:1-5 just see what it says here,
• ‘(1) If there arises among you a prophet or a dreamer of dreams, and he gives you a sign or a wonder, (2) and the sign or the wonder comes to pass, of which he spoke to you, saying, Let us go after other gods‟ – which you have not known – ,and let us serve them,(3) you shall not listen to the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. (4) You shall walk after the Lord your God and fear Him, and keep His commandments and obey His voice; you shall serve Him and hold fast to Him. (5) But that prophet or that dreamer of dreams shall be put to death, because he has spoken in order to turn you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt from the house of bondage, to entice you from the way in which the Lord your God commanded you to walk. So you shall put away the evil from your midst.

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