Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Ghosts???

When you hear ghosts, what exactly comes to your mind? Does a shiver run through you? Do you get goose pimples? I have watched movies like Ghost and Ghost Daddy before. Real fun, but then when it is real life, it definitely is no fun.

Let me tell you a ghost story.

Been ages I updated. So much to do that typing a post seemed like an additional burden for someone like me whom writing comes to naturally. The Lord will help me.

It was a beautiful day once upon a time. Really can’t remember the day of the week, and I had boarded an Oshodi bound coaster bus from Agboju, or Festac 2nd gate, along Badagry express way. And just as we were about to move, someone realised it was a straight bus, and because he had to stop before Oshodi, he begged to be let off. Trust passengers to talk all they want and ask if he was deaf when the conductor was singing Oshodi straight.

He got off, and because we were still at the bus stop, someone else entered and took his place. As we were about to move again, a woman from the back hollered she had to get off. Now the confusion in the bus started.

She begged and even offered to pay, despite the fact that the bus had not moved. Someone said she should be let of quick, since she offered to pay.

So she came down. We don’t know if she paid. And we didn’t move immediately because the conductor suddenly disappeared.

When he reappeared, he was laughing. He told who ever cared to listen, that the woman got off because she saw someone through the window. And when she got close to the guy, she packed sand from the ground and threw it at the surprised guy she obviously knew, and started screaming and crying that she was told he had died. Obviously, was he a ghost, maybe the sand would have made him disappear.

As we moved on towards Oshodi, I just knew I had another blog material. Actually, this really isn’t what I am supposed to blog about. It isn’t the turn of the ghost post, but I just need to get it out and away. I really have lots to blog about o! Should I do it all together, it will be so random, and probably will be the longest post ever to be blogged in the history of blogville.

I have become so crazed, that any little thing that happens around me, I just smile and say ‘I will blog about this’. I have used this phrase so much that my siblings now ask me if it is everything that happens around me that I blog.

To an extent the answer is yes, because when this next event occurred, I knew I was including it in my ghost post.

It is hard to say for sure where I was coming from; I really can’t remember that clearly. But again, I was in a coaster bus (I should stop entering these buses except the ones in my church). We were on the road that leads to Alaba International Market, Ojo. There was a bit of traffic, and I figured I could kill two birds with a damn stone, so I quickly alighted, leaving my bag on my seat and ran down the road to see someone in a shop. The traffic was a standstill, and I was sure to get back on the bus before it moved. So engrossed I was that I didn’t realise the traffic was free, and by the time I noticed, the bus was way ahead. Christ! My bag!

I stopped a bike, and told him to follow the bus. So the chase began. We chased the bus all the way out of the road into an empty road that led to a vast opening of land, we got to a gate and the bike said he couldn’t go in, and because the bus was stopping, I got off and went in through the gate, running to catch up with the bus. Just a few feet from the bus, it disappeared. And I saw my bag on the ground, resting on a bed of sand.

Yes. The bus disappeared before my eyes, and my bag, with a fall, hit the sand. Trying to comprehend what has happened as I bent to retrieve my bag, I noticed it. My bag was on a grave. I was standing on a grave. The name indicated a woman’s grave. The bus driver had been a lady. And every other person in the bus, just like her, were ghosts and they were returning to their home, the cemetery.

I was in a cemetery. And from then on, it appeared as though that particular lady driver of the bus always came around to play with me and friends. We knew she was dead, and it didn’t bother us. At some point, I woke up. It was a dream, and it was a kind of dream I have never had in my life. And it was still the middle of the night, so I prayed. I cancelled the spirit of death from around me and friends and loved ones. I prophesied long life for my loved ones and friends, I committed everyone into the hands of God. And I felt calm and I went back to sleep.

If it was you, what would you have done?

I have come to understand a truth as I continually grow in my faith and relationship with God. Visions come in different ways, mostly through dreams. We have the power to stop something negative from happening in our lives if we open our mouths and pray and prophesy because as the bible says, what we bind on earth is bind in heaven, and what we loose on earth is loose in heaven.

Being a Christian doesn’t automatically translate into not praying and not asking and not seeking, because we feel God knows what we want and how to protect us. He wants to hear us commune with Him, ask Him to do so and so according to His will. And immediately we ask, He sets in motion answers to the requests in His own time.
Growing into a deeper relationship with God comes with severe trials, temptations and attacks from the devil just to discourage us. But with God’s grace, we overcome he that is in the world.


I just feel like encouraging someone. There is something you really need, that God also feel you really need, and He is waiting for you to earnestly ask Him, so He can give it to you.

I also want to encourage someone who just discovered a relationship with God. Look beyond the problems that will come and with the help of the Holy Spirit, see the results God has given.

Yesterday I felt something. This morning, I felt it deeper. And finally I think I have stumbled upon the real reason why God brought me here to Abeokuta.

Please pray with me, that I will not falter, or be discouraged.

44 comments:

  1. Setting up a church? If u r, i suggest u name it Church of Jesus Christ of Seven Thunders.

    Dont mind stay focused n let His purpose be fulfilled

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  2. wow...the story of your bus, bag and the grave scared me sha...thankfully it was just a dream...ok if it was me i would have started praying straight away...God knows why he reveals these things to us...so it is always best to pray

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  3. That was such an interesting update. I love your updates.

    I think dreams are a good way to understand a lot of things we do not see...

    What I would have done. I would have prayed, but by the way you explained the dream I don't think it's an evil spirit so much so that it's more of a protective vibe or someone/something thrown to you to pay attention to your direction/ your life (represented by the bus). You got distracted by stopping at the shop. The lady is just trying to remind you to stay focused on what your life's mission is even if it doesn't seem glamorous.

    I like what I read!

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  4. wow...this is spooky because i am lying on my bed anxious about something. I am going to pray about it NOW!!

    uzezi..you have encourage at least one person.

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  5. I'm a huge scaredy pants (for real), so as soon as I saw you were writing a story about ghosts I didn't read it. It's 11pm and I don't want any nightmares...LOL
    When I think of ghosts, the first thing that comes to mind is all the stories I heard back in boarding school about Madam Kos Kos...lol
    How r u Miss Zayzee?

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  6. oh okay reading everyone's comments I see it was just a dream u had. I'll be back...

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  7. @ Shubby Doo- He reveals things to us so we may have understanding of things to come as well as our life purposes. and yes, its always best to pray.

    @ sprezatura- seriously? By His grace, I will stay focused.

    @ Ms Sula- u just gave me a whole new meaning and something else to pray about. thank you.

    @ wordmerchant- spooky alright. i was typing it in the dark, and any little noise I heard, I stopped to turn on my bed lamp.
    I'm glad I encouraged you and I will pray with you.

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  8. @ NigerianDramaQueen- lol. i understand

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  9. dearie' which kind april full dream be dis??? :-)

    norrin do u'

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  10. ha! Thank god the disappearing bus and graveyard thing was a dream o!

    I believe too that we have the power to change the circumstances of our lives especially after we've been given some revelation about it.

    I pray that the grace to follow through with your convictions will be given to you.

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  11. wat a strange dream..i would have prayed as well...prolly called my mumc to tell her cuz she is the prayer warrior in our house and i know even if God doesnt listen to me he will listen to her. I know God listens to me o..just saying

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  12. Hey babes..bn a while….u changed ur background template rite?
    If it were me I would hv prayed and gone back to bed…

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  13. is this April fool?

    kai this kain dream no go fit enter some church oh. dem go dey fire you up and down.

    Please stay focused.

    So you are really enjoying my villa? that's nice. hope we are treating you well?

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  14. Kai! was scared while reading dat story of the bus o! Glad it was a dream!

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  15. hmm ok, i'll come back and read this in the daytime..im susceptible to nightmares :(

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  16. Thank God the graveyard thing is a dream, I agree with you, God has ways of showing us things, he also expects us to get and do something about it, exercise the power& grace HE has bestowed on us.

    How is the Rock city?
    I believe God would fulfill His purpose for taking you there, there would be clarity for you, your path would shine brighter and brighter....unto perfection....

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  17. Ghosts???
    Lord knows I wouldnt know what to do.....
    9ice post.

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  18. At first when I started reading this post, I was scared. Although I can watch horror movies, I don't like real life ghost stories. I love the fact that you prayed after the dream. I do believe that God sends us messages in different ways. Some people call them premonition but I like to think its God telling us he has got our back and asking us to move our butt. I have deviated...

    Humm...u strong no be small o. Even for dream if I see the bus disappear, na race!!!

    I prayed after reading this post. So thanks for starting my morning with a beautiful prayer. You have already started ur work and God will be with you.

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  19. @ LG- abi? only in a typical LG response

    @ Enkay- Amen. Thanks

    @ aloted- i understand. nothing wrong with calling someone we really know has the buzz for praying fire sha

    @ doll- hey babydoll, u must have missed me so much. its still the same template

    @ darkelcee- i purposely had to put the post up on the night of March 31, cos i knew lots will think its april fool
    didn't know u were from here sha.

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  20. @ FineBoy Agbero- never knew anything could scare FBA.lol

    @ Olamild- really? i guess we all are. but we should know they r powerless

    @ Buttercup- lol. i get it

    @ Olufunke- AMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!! AMEN!!!!

    @ My World- thanks.

    @ Tairebabs- i am meeting some fear fear people sha!

    Amen to your prayers. premonitions are different i think.

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  21. Amen to that prayer Zayzee...God will hold down your feet and yu shal achieve that which has taken you to AB in Jesus name.

    As for ghosts I dont know if I believe in them or not.

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  22. @ Parakeet- Amen Amen. i have heard so much about ghosts to believe they should exist, but why they do, i have no idea.

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  23. That was definitely an interesting dream, my sista.

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  24. Wow Uzezi...i dont even know what to say...i'll be praying for u...

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  25. There is definitely a lot to think about here..I'll be praying for you.

    The Lord has plans for you and i pray He'll give you the strength to follow Him on this journey; that you will have the grace to run with the vision he has for you!

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  26. YES! YES! I GOT IT! i lost ur URL n stumbled upon it somwhere in my documents miss here gaaaaaaaan ni muah!
    ehnehn ghost! they r real o i got dis aunt dat died in 1999.her friend said she saw her 3days after her death n d deceased ask her to com visit her.she came2visit only2discover she had died!

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  27. for a moment i was like..what?? how did the bus disappear...then lolz it was a dream .

    i don't believe in ghosts so i am not scared...the only thing in the world i am scared of is humans.

    nice to visit u after a long long gap.

    rainboy

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  28. @ SOLOMONSYDELLE- yes o

    @ Buttercup- u came back. thanks

    @ The poets voice- thanks and Amen

    @ seun - wellsbaba??? hi! im guilty of losing touch. u believe in ghost, hmmm

    @ oo7- one person whho didnt get scared. nice to have u after a long gap!!!

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  29. Wow thank God you got off the bus before the grave place.

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  30. Hmmm...i thank God for dreams and visions! They're never for nothing and i'm glad you did the right thing.

    If it was me, i would do the exact thing you did! And go back to bed

    Highly encouraging sis!

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  31. Wao. I just realized I had goose pimples as I finished this story. Scary! Most definitely, God might be trying to pass a message across to us through dreams and thus it’s pertinent to be sensitive to the spirit. You just never know when you save a situation. Defintitely praying with you. It’s well.

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  32. @ THIRTY- abi o

    @ Writefreak- thanks

    @ Geebee- good. keep praying

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  33. Just checking in for an update. How body?

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  34. just read the ghost post.scary...infact am kinda shaking.shaking cuz am going to agabra 2moro.lol.thank God its a dream.
    me thinks it signifies that u've got much to give to the world and its not time to depart.u know,they say the richest place on earth is the graveyard.hope am making some sense.

    lol@aloted,why wud not answer her prayer but her mumc's

    @007,am sure ur a ghost.lol

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  35. @omoh- lol..you sure say you read the thing way i write well well sha..lol

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  36. Hey. How you doing and how's the 'rock city' that cannot rock like Lasgidy? I TAGGED YOU.

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  37. @ Solo- fine o. will update soon i promise.

    @ omoh- cant be time to depart o. i have an assignment I am working towards

    @ Geebee- why now????????????? I dont like tags o!

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  38. I would have sworn i left a comment here

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  39. I would have sworn i left a comment here

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  40. I have heard that thing before now,u should either pour sand or cut a ghost and d person wont be able to go again.lol
    there is sumtin i'd like to ask u-is it true dat after one sows a seed,one needs to keep reminding God wen praying not to forget the seed?jus wondering...cos u implied God waits for u to ask earnestly for sumtin one needs before he gives....am quite surprised

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  41. @ fff- i didnt see it o

    @ QMoney- i may not be able to explain this properly. But yes, God does want us o put Him in remembrance of the things He has said He will do. As of sowing a seed to reap something, make sure you are sowing that seed according to God's will for your life. That is the only way you are bound to reap your reward.

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    cheers!

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