Monday, March 23, 2009

Fire Fox - A True Story

It all began when he met her.
He was handsome; she was beautiful. He liked what he saw; she liked what she heard. It had nothing to do with the foxes.

Mama and Baba were uncomfortable with his attraction to her. Weren’t there other burrful young women in town he could choose from? He shook his head, no. His intense eyes were for the Timnite girl only; she was diamond among graphite. In ba ita ba, sai rijiya.

His parents acquiesced, and they did the required introductions and got married. Seven days later, however, he stormed out of Timnah, leaving his Amarya behind after being tricked by some of her malicious people. What kind of woman would agree to deceive her new husband? Several weeks passed, but it was not like he had abandoned her for good. He just needed to clear his mind, resolve his anger, arrange himself, that kind of thing.

Only… her father didn’t know that. So he said.
“EH??!!! See, I KNOW you didn’t just say you GAVE. MY. WIFE. AWAY. to my BESTMAN! Ha!” he raved. “That’s just impossible. Error!”

But his (now ex-)Father-in-law didn’t reveal any hidden Candid Camera. He merely gestured as he said “I thought you didn’t love her anymore.” Done was done. Say bye bye to denial. The sooner the better, please.

And that’s when the foxes made their dramatic appearance.
“Now I will treat you people’s nonsense,” Samson raged, and treat it he did. The powerful man tied firebrands to 150 pairs of foxes he’d caught, “and let the foxes loose in the standing grain of the Philistines. He burned up the shocks and standing grain, together with the vineyards and olive groves.” (Judges 15: 5).

As you can see, it had nothing to do with the foxes.

If I was supposed to have had a choice in my life’s destiny, God would have sought my consent about the race, country, century, family, or blood type I would prefer to have. He would have involved me in the planning of my life. He would have waited for my go-ahead. It would have been a partners’ affair- God & Sati Unlimited.
But it’s not. Why? Because it has never been about me.

I’ve heard it so many times: “it’s not about you; it’s all about Him,” but it became sharper when a Man of God in Zamfara linked it to this Samson and Philistine event.
There was beef between Samson and the Philistines before the foxes came onto the scene. Likewise, the battle between God and Satan has been raging since the time ‘before-before’; before we had come into the picture (Ezekiel 28: 12 – 19). Satan did not only rebel against God, but he is also currently stealing and destroying what God values so much- His children. (Samson’s plight pales in comparison sha).
As at today, the Battle is almost over, and of course we already know who the Victor is. Right now He’s tying firebrands to as many ‘foxes’ that are willing; equipping His End-Time Army, to set peoples’ hearts on fire for Him.

I am one of His Fire Foxes(Trainee FireFox, to be honest), and I pray that you’ll aspire to be one too. In word and deed. Signed and sealed.

Thank you, Gideon Ekele, for being a ‘Fox’ that set us on fire to set others on fire.
The End-Time Army is growing, and maybe a couple of us will make a series on this and call it The 144,000 ;- ) ;- )

(Shey you get: The 4400 … which, come to think of it, is not so hilarious, esp. as it's a totally reverse message. Hmmm)

144,000 represents the very large number of people who will dwell in God’s Presence, having been saved by His Son Jesus Christ. Revelations 14.