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Kazeem Olalekan
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Time to be like Jesus

As the lent season drift into full gear, the question of what it means to be like Jesus is exercising my cerebellum, cerebrum, medulla oblongata and all my cognitive senses.

After all, the season of lent signifies the period when Jesus Christ withdrew into the desert for 40 days.
(http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion/religions/christianity/holydays/lent_1.shtml). It is the time when we give up something. When we give up control...when we delegate even at a time when we know what is right. It is an opportunity to allow others to do what is right for them.

So when Jesus was tempted after His period of fasting by the devil on accounts of hedonism (hunger/satisfaction - turn stone into bread); egoism (spectacular throw / might - throw yourself from the mountain top) and materialism (kingdoms / wealth - a promise of wealth if He bows down to Satan} - we know how that ends: Jesus asked the devil to sling his hook!
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temptation_of_Christ)

So in these three acts Jesus illustrates what it is like to be like Him. He was eventually killed but hey, we are all going to die - so what the hell!

So my mind - in these times - drift to the parable of the 10 virgins: 5 of which were prepared with oil for the bridegroom's arrival but the other 5 were not. As the Scouts say: Be prepared.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parable_of_the_Ten_Virgins)

Mo fe da bi Olorunmi
Jesu Jesu ye o
Ko so ro ibinu le nu re
Idariji be lo do re
Mo fe da bi Olorunmi
Jesu Jesu ye o.....

Mundiya mewa lo pade Jesu
...
Ma fi kan gba kan lo wo mi
dakun ye o baba


https://youtu.be/8CRlIkxWiQE?t=11m59s

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A New Song

There are times when we have to sing a new tune and sing a new song. No time better than now. After all that has gone on in the past, I am fully restored and looking forward in faith to the future.

I am grateful to everyone that make this moment possible.

So I say "Chiquitita, tell me what's wrong"

#reborn #restart #restoration #abba #lent #reconciliation
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#worldbookday an excerpt from 'the doctrine of universal truths'
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#worldbookday 2017 : a tribute to my mummy and all the great mums out there...
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I wanna wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year. May the joys and challenges of the past 12 months acts as source of inner strength to help us face whatever is before us in the coming year and beyond.

Kazeem Olalekan (Facebook: @KazeemBOlalekan | Twitter: @nobabylon | LinkedIn: @iforglimited | Goodreads: @8267843.Kazeem_Olalekan | Google+: +KazeemOlalekan)
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The Paradox....The Paradoxical Commandments.

This to mark Iforg Limited at 14 yrs! Still on the declared mission to 'do good'. Sharing the essence of goodness.
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05/10/2016
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Heavenward

The sessions in church about Heaven got me thinking. We have discussed the path to heaven, discussed the nature of the place called heaven and looking forward to the pleasures in heaven next week.

These are all well and good. Heaven, as Sean said, exists both in a physical and metaphorical sense. And only faith in Jesus can get you there. Amen to that.

For me, the reason I look heavenwards is not that I wish to hasten by path there, nor am I motivated by the 'bribe" of a great beyond. I look heavenwards because of the clues that has been presented to me here on earth! Yes heaven exists both in reality and metaphorically but my real motivation comes from the experience of the passion of Christ! If you have ever been there, you will understand that nothing compares!

So I wrote of my encounter here: https://youtu.be/43txcivTna8

So when the roll is called up yonder....I'll be there....(alright!)
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Rufus Stone!
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Ebenezer

"Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, "Thus far the LORD has helped us."

1 Samuel 7:12


So as I mark a point in my life journey, I visited a stone that mark another momentus events on the 2nd of August 1100.

Yesterday (02/08/2016) I visited the Rufus Stone! ‪#‎Lamentation‬
http://www.new-forest-national-park.com/rufus-stone.html
One of the inscriptions on the stone reads:
Here stood the oak tree, on which an arrow shot by Sir Walter Tyrell at a stag, glanced and struck King William the Second, surnamed Rufus, on the breast, of which he instantly died, on the second day of August, anno 1100

From my collection of poetry: Lamentations:

"So I came to a place, a clearing near the Rufus Stone, and derelict there lay;
Here where the arrow meant for a stag, struck Rufus in the breast, and killed him - instantly
And I looked at it, and I thought a bit, and I looked at my frozen chum;
Then "Here," said I, with a sudden cry, "is my cre-ma-tor-rum."
The Beasts of No Nation
Number TWO
pages: 44-47
Lamentations: A collection of poetry by Kazeem Olalekan
Get your copy today:
https://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Lamentations.html

So as Ebenezer Obey attests: Sucirity mi; onbe lowo oluwa
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