Shout 7 hallelujahs with me!
You see, my sister, many people are demon possessed but they don’t know it. In fact many have been initiated into dark kingdoms and they are not even aware of it. But as a Pastor, I can identify certain traits in people that will help me know that this person is possessed, these kinds of people will be manifesting and if you have a discerning spirit you can tell and you can then advise the person to go for deliverance.
So, when I saw my wife displaying certain traits, I told her, as the wife of a pastor, you cannot be behaving like this, go to the deliverance department and let the leaders there pray and do deliverance session on you.
Did she listen? Iro ni, o! Instead, it was trouble again.
Sister, is it a bad thing to tell your wife to go for deliverance? Have I done bad by telling the mother of my child to go and seek help when I saw that she is possessed and doesn’t even know it?
I am not a deliverance pastor. My calling is different and I know where my level is in Christianity which was why I told my wife to seek higher help for her demonic behavior.
It is not normal for a woman to be so quarrelsome, it is just not normal. She will quarrel with me every day. Every conversation I have with her must lead to a quarrel even if I say ‘good morning,’ she will turn it into a fight; if I ask, ‘where are you going?’ It is trouble. Isn’t that a good case to seek for deliverance?
Our neighbours were not spared, my wife would quarrel with them as well. Every time I got home, it is to settle one dispute after another by this quarrelsome wife.
Well, she refused to listen to me because my mouth is always smelling, abi? So, I decided to stop talking, to stop eating her food and zip my trousers. Why did I stop? Do I know whether she will get pregnant and give birth to a demon? Do I know if I will also become possessed by the spirit disturbing her?
So, like the Bible says, I fled from all appearances of evil. Yes, that’s I what I did.
She is Iyawo olele, fine for face but ugly inside. Men are just envying me for nothing, it is not fine face we will chop, please.
Don’t believe her stories. She claimed she gives my mother money every month. Did I beg her to give my mother money? Can anyone love Mama Ojo better than Ojo loves her himself? Please leave that story, I never begged her to give money to my mother, she should go and sit down. Will she be the first woman to give money to her mother- in- law?
And to that nonsense that she didn’t know I was not a graduate, she is mad! I never told her I was a graduate. I told her I went to college, that is it, if she misinterpreted it, is that now my fault? She was desperate for a husband, that is the problem with girls of these days. She was just in a hurry to get married. All I heard during the time we were courting was marriage, marriage, marriage. I told her to slow down. I told her I wanted to get a good job first so that we could move from my face- me-I-face -you to at least a two bedroom apartment and so I could take care of her but she was so desperate, she said her mother would rent a bigger apartment for us. I said, ‘Wait, let’s wait on the Lord.’
Then she started saying I didn’t want to marry her because my eyes were outside. My sister, if you were the one they are throwing serious rushing at, what will you do? I said, ‘Ok, let’s marry, since this will make you happy.’
We moved to the two-bedroom apartment, yes, her mother paid for it but I did not ask her to. We settled down as man and wife. I was still looking for a better job so that I least I could take proper care of her. Then she told me she was pregnant!
How can you quickly get pregnant when you knew I haven’t yet got a good job? We have not even stayed long in marriage and you are already pregnant. This woman, your trouble is plenty. I remember I told her we would not rush to have children…but before I knew it, belle has come out.
What was I supposed to do? I took the child but I had no means of caring for the child, my wahala with my wife doubled because of that. After 6 months, we had to take the child to her mother to care for us.
The last straw was the issue of deliverance; when I saw her wahala was going to kill me and she refused to go for deliverance, I stopped performing husbandly duties. I didn’t want to come and go and die. My mother is not too old, she shouldn’t have to bury her son, so I told my wife, either you go for deliverance sessions or I go. She refused, that is how we have landed ourselves in divorce.
I am done.
I have even moved from the house her mother rented, maybe it is their demons that even prevented me from getting a good job in the first place because since I met my wife, I have never in life encountered so many bad things happening to me but today, to the glory of God, I am free!
(Series written and edited by Peju Akande and based on true stories)