Friday, March 22, 2013

Obadare Is Not DEAD!

The depth of aghastness that struck many as news filtered the air ways that one of God’s Generals in this part of the world, Prophet Timothy Oluwole Obadare, the founder of WOSEM – World Soul-winning Evangelical Ministry, died at the age of 83 in the afternoon of Thursday, the 22nd of March, 2013 is beyond description.

Many who knew this dogged servant of God will agree that he was one man that served his Creator from his heart without any reservation – he gave all. His name must definitely be mentioned amongst names like Arch Bishop Benson Idahosa, Pa Akindayomi, Apostle Ayo Babalola and such other names of God’s generals that have served God without considering their own gains, but that which must be brought to the name of God.

At least I had one experience of being under his ministration as a boy in the ‘80s when he held a programme at TBS – Tafawa Balewa Square in Lagos, though I was at the time a Muslim.

The question therefore arises, is it true that such a man as this can die? I ask this against the background of what Jesus in John 8:51, “I tell you the truth, anyone who obeys my teaching will never die!" - John 8:51 – NLT. If the words of Jesus in this verse of scripture are to be taken serious then we will all agree that Prophet Obadare is not DEAD! Except Jesus was a liar.

But you and I know that Jesus does not lie; His words are true. So what then did He mean when He said anyone that obeys His teaching will not die? You see, the word death is used for those who do not have relationship with God through Christ, while for the children of God the expression is ‘pass on to be with God.’ Yes, it is mere change of address, because life continues at the bosom of Christ.

I therefore use this opportunity to encourage anyone reading this to get it straight with God, so that when that time comes and the curtain is closed on your life, you would not die, rather pass on to be with the Lord.
Good bye Prophet Obadare, till we see again at the feet of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Written by Abiodun Mabadeje (MSA)
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