By Prophet Ajabowei (Son of Egbesu)
Ajabowei’s Sixth Letter to Izon-otu!
1 From Ajabowei, a prophet of Egbesu, by Egbesu’s will sent to proclaim the promised life which we have in union with His son Egbesu;
2 To Izon-otu my dear friend: May Egbesu the Father give you grace, mercy, peace, and long life.
Egbesu Abiri-abu (called Own People).
3 “Egbesu the God of Izon had commands us through our Opugha-dau-abu, also called Ancestor to obey all His laws; so obey them faithfully with all your heart.
4 Our ancestors have recognized the Egbesu as their God; they have promised to obey Him, to keep all His laws, and to do all that He instructs.
5 Egbesu the Father has accepted us as His own people, as He promised us; and He directs us to obey all His laws.
6 He will make us greater than any other nation that He has created, and we shall bring praise and honour to His name. We shall be His own people as He promised.”
The Blessings for Ketin-otu ( Called Obedience).
7 “If you obey Egbesu their God, our God and faithfully keep all His instructions and commands that He gave to our ancestors, He will make you greater than any other nation on earth.
8 Obey Egbesu the Father and all these blessings shall be yours: He will bless your rivers and your fields;
9 He will bless you with many children, with abundant crops, and with many fishes in your rivers.
10 He shall defeat your enemies when they attack you. They will attack from one direction, but they shall run from you in all directions.
11 If you obey Egbesu, the God of our ancestors by doing everything He instructs, He will make you like His own Abiri-abu, also called Own People, as He has promised.
12 Then all the peoples on earth shall see that Egbesu has chosen you to be His own Abiri-abu, and they will be afraid of you.
13 He will send rain in season from His rich storehouse in the sky and bless all our work, so that you can give loan to many nations, but you will not have to borrow from them.
14 If we obey faithfully all His commands that He gave to our Opugha-dau-abu, Egbesu will make you the ruler among the nations and not a follower; you shall always prosper and never fail.
15 But, you must never disobey them in any way, or worship and serve other gods (Ogboni-abu-eru).”
Consequences for Ketinghan-otu (called Disobedience).
2 “But if you do not obey Egbesu, the God of our Opugha-dau-abu, and do not faithfully keep all His laws and instructions that He gave to our ancestors;
2 through our Opugha-dau-abu, also called Ancestor, all these evil things shall befall you.
3 Egbesu will bring on you disaster, confusion, and trouble in everything you do, until you are quickly and entirely destroyed: if you do evil and reject Him.
4 He will send you disease after disease on you until there is not one of you left, in the land that He gave to our Opugha-dau-abu.
5 The Egbesu shall give your enemies victory over you. You can attack from one direction, but you will run from them in all directions,
6 and all the people on earth will be scared when they see what happens to you.
7 You will grope about in broad daylight like Toru-bain-abu, and you shall not be able to find your way.
8 You shall not prosper in anything you do. You will be constantly oppressed and robbed, and there shall be no one to help you like Bra-bomo-bofa-abu!
9 Your oil will be drilled in your very eyes, but you will not have any share.
10 Your sons and daughters will be as prisoners to Zini-ibe-otu while you look on. Day after day you shall strain your eyes, looking in vain for your children to return.
11 Zini-ibe-otu will take control of everything that you will produced, while you receive nothing but steady oppression and acrimonious treatment.
12 You will buy plenty of fishing equipment, but will only catch little amount of fishes.
13 Zini-ibe-otu who live in your land will gain more and more power, while you gradually lose yours.
14 Zini-ibe-otu will have money to lend you, but you will have none to lend him. In the end foreigners will be your rulers.
15 All these Seigha-ye, also called Disasters shall befall you, and they will be with you until you are wholly destroyed,
16 because you did not obey Egbesu, the God of your Opugha-dau-abu, and keep all the Olou ( called Law) that He gave to you; through your ancestors.
17 They will be the proof of Egbesu’s judgment on you and your descendants for ever.
18 Egbesu makes you prosper in every way, but you would not serve Him with gladsome and cheerful hearts.
19 So then, you shall work for the enemies that the Egbesu is going to send against you.
20 You will be hungry, thirsty, and naked in need of everything. The Egbesu shall oppress you rigorously until you are completely ruined.
21 Your sons will become criminals, and your daughters will be acting like whores. Then you will acknowledged Me as the God of your Opugha-dau-abu ( called Ancestors).”
3 Egbesu spoke through our Opugha-dau-abu and these were is words.
2 I am Egbesu, the God who brought you out of the land of your ancestors, and give you this abundant land.
3 Worship no god other than Me.
4 Do not bow down to any idol or worship it, because I am Egbesu your God and I permit no antagonists;
5 I bring punishment on those who hate me and on their descendants down to the fourth generation.
6 Do not make for yourselves images of anything in heaven or on earth, or in the water.
7 But I show my love to thousands of generations of those who love me and obey my laws.
8 Do not use my name for evil purpose, for I am Egbesu, and I will punish anyone who abuse my name.
9 Respect your father and mother, so that you may live long.
11 Do not commit murder.
12 Do not steal.
13 Do not commit adultery.
14 Do not accuse anyone falsely.
15 Do not desire another man’s house; do not desire his wife, his slaves, or anything else that he owns.
16 Observe the Gabai, also called the Sabbath and keep it holy.
17 You have six days in which to do your work, but the seventh day is a day no one is to work; neither you, your children, your slaves, your animals, nor the foreigners who live in your country.
18 In six days I, Egbesu, the Almighty God made the earth, the sky, the sea, and everything in them, but on the seventh day I rested. That’s why I blessed the Gabai and made it holy.
The Future Leaders.
4 Listen to advice and accept instructions, that you may gain knowledge for the future.
2 There are many plans in a man’s mind; but it’s Egbesu purpose that will established.
3 All your life you being raised with good character: but now you’re challenged by your colleagues to lay aside your good character; to lay aside your good reputation.
4 To lay aside everything everyone tried to raised you for, to make sure that you have a good behavior.
5 But, now you put all that aside to become a criminal like everybody else;
6 Because this is the cheapest way. Why? Because you think if you don’t measure up with the society of your days that is when your are a failure.
7 But I tell you; no one was made for hunger neither for failure. For this is the fulfilment of the scripture that says;
8 “For I know the plans I have for you declares Egbesu; plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give you hope and a future.”
9 So be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
10 May the Egbesu of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him Keti-abu, so that you may overflow with hope, by the power of the Egbesu Fiafia-iba.
11 Commit to Egbesu whatever you do and He shall confirm your plans.
12 Don’t mistake Egbesu’s patience for His absence. His timing is perfect, and His presence is always with us!
13 Work while you work, and play while you play. Don’t forget your work just because of play;
14 But success reward for hard work: and to lead is to serve. For this fulfilled the scripture that said, ” Whosoever be greatest among you must be a servant to all.”
15 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love and obey the instructions of Egbesu the Father.
16 I pray to Egbesu that, He may grant you according to the riches of His glory, to give you more power through His Fiafia-iba, to be strong in your inner selves. So you say! Igbabrapagha!
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