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Moses Orimolade

Wrong Moses Orimolade?

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The New Covenant C&S Church
 
Background

Employment History

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    Lagos Colony
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  • C & S Church

Board Memberships and Affiliations

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    C.M.S. Churches
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    C & S. Stories
Web References
New Covenant C&S Church Movement
www.thenewcovenant.org, 26 Nov 2007 [cached]
This story probably is the way the United Church of Cherubim and Seraphim (C & S) accounts for Moses Orimolade's prolonged paralysis.It is generally believed that, as a direct consequence of this incident, the boy Orimolade could neither stand nor walk until he was well over five years of age.The incantations pronounced by his father had the horrible effect of a curse which might have incapacitated him permanently.
Orimolade Okejebu spent his youth in Ikare.Hardly had the excitement aroused by the incidents experienced at his birth subsided than he became the centre of attention again.This time the scene was in the only church in the town, St. Stephen's Anglican Church, which belonged to the C.M.S. Mission.On this particular night, the minister was drawn to the church by a strange light and the sound of singing.It was puzzling to him how anybody could be using the building at that time of night without his knowledge so he decided to investigate.He knocked at the main entrance and the door opened by itself.To his great amazement, the whole building was empty except for a small child of about five sitting on the floor in a kind of bright phosphorescent illumination.It occurred to the shocked minister that the child staring calmly at him, unruffled by his intrusion, was Orimolade the strange boy who had become the talk of the town, that he was doubtless the one who had been singing as though he were a whole choir.
As a result of this encounter, the minister persuaded his congregation to employ Orimolade to teach them some of his spiritual songs.The boy obliged and taught them a few religious songs, but soon gave up owing to their poor response.
This midnight episode is probably an illustration of Orimolade's early association with the church.History records, Christianity was introduced into Akoko in the late 1890s.Orimolade became disillusioned by the uncooperative attitude of the Christians in Ikare, especially because they ridiculed him on account of his disability.He felt depressed and apprehensive about the success of his mission since it appeared likely that he would forever be physically handicapped.Overwhelmed by these thoughts, he prayed passionately one night, asking for a manifestation of God's power.In answer to his prayer, an angel appeared to him in a dream and gave him three objects: a rod, a royal insignia and a crown.
...
From this point, the activities of Orimolade were directed toward his missionary campaigns.The dream was formal confirmation of his commission to go out and preach.
His campaigns began when he successfully petitioned police authorities for the release of some Christians who were involved in a clash with devotees of the traditional religion in the town.According to C & S tradition, Orimolade travelled to Kabba town where the arrested persons had been detained, and secured their release.
It then occurred to his opponents in Ikare that it would enhance their prestige if they could win him over so they decided to impress him by bestowing on him one of the priestly titles of their traditional institutions.He took advantage of this opportunity not only to reject the offer, but also to proclaim to them the Christian message.He preached with such vehemence that, there was a miraculous sign of an earthquake scaring many away from his preaching.However, some were attracted by the power of the miracle.His name became as feared as some of the spirits of their pagan worship.
This marked virtually the end of hostility towards him from Christians in Ikare town.The C & S insist that Christianity began to grow by leaps and bounds after that incident.Orimolade went from street to street preaching the gospel.About 1916, he made a visit to Owo where he impressed the C.M.S. Church members with his Scripture quoting ability.
It was thought Orimolade was in constant communion with invisible celestial figures since he was frequently heard conversing while alone when apparently nobody had entered his room.
He was also cited as being elsewhere performing miracles and talking about God to some close to him.At the end of his ten year confinement, Orimolade was said to have given a large party for all his neighbours and visitors from nearby villages.This also had its miraculous element because, apart from asking his mother to make clean all available pots in their home, he made no serious preparations for the feast.His mother obeyed his command without protest and to everyone's amazement, the guests all brought dishes of food as gifts, which filled all the pots, and they ate to their satisfaction.
The ten years he spent in confinement have been described by many as the period he spent in illness.According to Abiodun, Orimolade was confined for seven years.This was disclosed to her by Orimolade himself: "He stated that he saw continuous visions for seven years during which he could not get up from one spot as a result of which he was lame".This is corroborated by the United Church of Cherubim and Seraphim which wrote the following concerning Moses Orimolade: At a certain time of his early age, he took ill and for seven complete years he suffered from this malady.At the end of his illness, he became a lame man, but God made him to walk miraculously.During the period of his illness, he was taught by the Holy Spirit how to read the Bible and memorize whatever he read.
The period spent in confinement therefore represented Orimolade's training and preparation for his missionary work.At the end of it he was fully equipped to begin in earnest the task for which he had been ordained.For the next five years Orimolade traveled from place to place, like St. Paul in the Bible, preaching with great zeal the gospel of Christ.Many miracles of healing were credited to him during this period.He finally arrived and settled in Lagos where the C & S was later founded.
...
Thus, Orimolade pursued his evangelistic campaigns with the vigour of the apostle Paul and the enthusiasm of contemporary prophet William Wade Harris.
...
Several miracles were credited to Orimolade.In Kaba town he was attacked by a strange lion which he killed.In Ogidi village he purified a pool which the natives had previously worshipped because of the evil power it possessed.
He is credited with founding C.M.S. Churches in Abuja, Egbe, Igan and Ikasa (all in Yagba division).He then proceeded on to the far north, visiting Zaria, Bauchi and Adamawa provinces.It is also believed that he visited Sokoto, Kano and Bomu.In the North he did not win many converts because of the prevalence of the Muslim religion there.He is, however, credited with building a prayer house in Nguru.
On his return to the South he stopped at Ilorin, where he built a prayer house for Christian ministry.He also preached in the neighbouring towns of Osogbo, Ede and Ogbomoso.In Ogbomoso he was said to have been openly condemned as a charlatan by a young woman.This woman's uncomplimentary remark, according to the report, was reprehensible to Orimolade and he quickly left the town.But before leaving he cursed the city: "Rain shall not fall in this town again, pregnant women shall not give birth to any new baby again and the lady (that is the offender) will surely lose her life".
A delegation from Ogbomoso met him in Ifako Agege and pleaded with him to return with them to remove the spell his curse brought upon the town because it had thrown the population into a state of pandemonium and insecurity.Orimolade obliged when he learned that the young woman whose impertinent behaviour had caused the trouble had died.Back in Ogbomoso, he passionately prayed that the wrath of God be averted.The prayer was answered and things immediately returned to normal: "Rain started to fall heavily, pregnant women gave birth to new babies.Ogbomoso came to realize that Moses was sent by God and did not act of his own authority".
The Lagos Adventure
According to the records of the Eternal Sacred Order The Biography of Moses Orimolade.Orimolade arrived in Lagos on July 12, 1924 and lodged with the sexton of Holy Trinity (Anglican) Church, Ebute-Ero, Emmanuel Olumodeji, believed to be from Orimolade's home town or district.
...
The Advisory Board of the C & S (with its headquarters at 94, Railway Line, Odi-Olowo, Mushin) holds that the Rev. D. J. Oguntolu of the African Church, Ojokoro in Ijaye area was the person who directed Orimolade to the Ebute-Ero Church.Senior Apostle J. 0.Coker, then a member of Holy Trinity Church, but later one of the founding members of C & S, recollected that Olumodeji and Orimolade lived together in a small building, close to the
Orimolade Tunolase, Moses, Nigeria, United Church of Cherubim and Seraphim
www.dacb.org, 4 Sept 2004 [cached]
This story probably is the way the United Church of Cherubim and Seraphim (C & S) accounts for Moses Orimolade's prolonged paralysis.It is generally believed that, as a direct consequence of this incident, the boy Orimolade could neither stand nor walk until he was well over five years of age.The incantations pronounced by his father had the horrible effect of a curse which might have incapacitated him permanently.
...
It occurred to the shocked minister [5] that the child staring calmly at him, unruffled by his intrusion, was Orimolade the strange boy who had become the talk of the town, that he was doubtless the one who had been singing as though he were a whole choir.
As a result of this encounter, the minister persuaded his congregation to employ Orimolade to teach them some of his spiritual songs.The boy obliged and taught them a few religious songs, but soon gave up owing to their poor response.
This midnight episode is probably an illustration of Orimolade's early association with the church.According to Peel, Christianity was introduced into Akoko in the late 1890s [6].And if Orimolade was an early convert, then he must have become a Christian when he was still a boy.
...
Orimolade became disillusioned by the uncooperative attitude of the Christians in Ikare, especially because they ridiculed him on account of his disability.He felt depressed and apprehensive about the success of his mission since it appeared likely that he would forever be physically handicapped.Overwhelmed by these thoughts, he prayed passionately one night, asking for a manifestation of God's power.In answer to his prayer, an angel appeared to him in a dream and gave him three objects: a rod, a royal insignia and a crown.
...
From this point, the activities of Orimolade were directed toward his missionary campaigns.This dream formally marked his commission to go out and preach.
The gifts which corresponded, if only remotely, to the wise men's gifts to Jesus, became for Orimolade, symbols of authority.His campaigns began when he successfully petitioned police authorities for the release of some Christians who were involved in a clash with devotees of the traditional religion in the town.According to C & S tradition, Orimolade travelled to Kabba town where the arrested persons had been detained, and secured their release.
It then occurred to his opponents in Ikare that it would enhance their prestige if they could win him over so they decided to impress him by bestowing on him one of the priestly titles of their traditional institutions.He took advantage of this opportunity not only to reject the offer, but also to proclaim to them the Christian message.He preached with such vehemence that: The earth opened its mouth ( ... ) and they were all afraid and many of them ran away, but his brother Egunjobi did many rituals according to ancient customs to put the earth back to its former closure. ( ... ) There were proclamations about the earthquake so that people from abroad came to witness the incident and his (Orimolade's) name was as fearful as that of an invisible spirit [10].This marked virtually the end of hostility towards him from Christians in Ikare town.The C & S insist that Christianity began to grow by leaps and bounds after that incident.Orimolade went from street to street preaching the gospel.About 1916, he made a visit to Owo where he impressed the C.M.S. Church members with his Scripture quoting ability.
It is also held that Orimolade once tried to go into the trade, by buying and selling palm oil and kola nuts as trade was flourishing between the Ikare people and Hausa traders from northern Nigeria.He was said to have travelled to a northern village called Oshokoshoko.On his way he encountered an angel who reminded him of his mission as a prophet of God, and that he should not jettison preaching for trading.He was taken ill and his companion took his report back to his people.Egunjobi, his brother, was dispatched immediately to bring him back home.But before Egunjobi reached Oshokoshoko, Orimolade had arrived back in Ikare by a means none could explain.
Another tradition states that Orimolade confined himself to a room for ten years during which he did not allow anybody to prepare his meals.Even though he ate throughout this time nobody could discern the source of his food [12].
He was also said to be in constant communion with invisible celestial figures since he was frequently heard conversing while alone when apparently nobody had entered his room.Occasionally, he would emerge resplendent, in regalia traditionally designed for kings, to announce that he had been crowned the king of the world and would soon begin his reign [13].
During this period he was said to ubiquitous.Two instances were cited.The first was his encounter with a woman against whom he had nursed a grievance since the day of his birth.This was the same woman who had acted as the traditional midwife on the day of his birth and who pushed him back three times as he attempted to walk a few minutes after he was delivered.He met her one afternoon as she was returning from Arigidi, a nearby village, and ordered her to carry him on her back three times to atone for the sin of that fateful day."And now that the woman had no sin against God again, he (Orimolade) asked the woman to go safely" [14].
The curious thing about the incident was that Orimolade never left his room throughout the day in question.The woman understandably related her experience to her people, and in a matter of days the whole town was talking about it.
The second instance was the strange visit he paid to his most loyal friend, Garuba, who lived in Okela quarters in Ikare.At the very time Garuba claimed Orimolade was with him in his Okela residence, the "lame prophet" was believed to be locked up in his room.
At the end of his ten year confinement, Orimolade was said to have given a large party for all his neighbours and visitors from nearby villages.This also had its miraculous element because, apart from asking his mother to make clean all available pots in their home, he made no serious preparations for the feast.His mother obeyed his command without protest and to everyone's amazement, the guests all brought dishes of food as gifts, which filled all the pots, and they ate to their satisfaction.
The ten years he spent in confinement have been described by many as the period he spent in illness.According to Abiodun, Orimolade was confined for seven years.This was disclosed to her by Orimolade himself: "He stated that he saw continuous visions for seven years during which he could not get up from one spot as a result of which he was lame" [15].This is corroborated by the United Church of Cherubim and Seraphim which wrote the following concerning Moses Orimolade: At a certain time of his early age, he took ill and for seven complete years he suffered from this malady.At the end of his illness, he became a lame man, but God made him to walk miraculously.During the period of his illness, he was taught by the Holy Spirit how to read the Bible and memorize whatever he read [16].Confined by Illness
A more independent account was given by the Rev. E. S. Sodeinde of the African Church in a speech he read at the funeral of Orimolade on October 19, 1933.According to Sodeinde, Orimolade was stricken by an undisclosed disease shortly after his conversion to Christianity and was in bed for seven years.The illness became so serious that his people abandoned him, expecting him to die.But in a dream he was assured that he would recover if he would take water drawn from a nearby stream.This done, he began to gradually recover until he could walk again [17] but he remained a lame man for the rest of his life and, according to Phillips, he used an umbrella stick for support.From all these accounts, we can safely conclude that Orimolade actually suffered from an illness which paralyzed him and rendered him immobile for seven years.The popular view is that he refused the advice of his friends to seek medical aid during his illness.We can also assume that it was during this period, when meditation was possible, that he made far-reaching decisions about his evangelistic life.
The period spent in confinement therefore represented Orimolade's training and preparation for his missionary work.At the end of it he was fully equipped to begin in earnest the task for which he
New Covenant C&S Church Movement
www.thenewcovenant.co.uk, 1 Jan 2005 [cached]
This story probably is the way the United Church of Cherubim and Seraphim (C & S) accounts for Moses Orimolade's prolonged paralysis.It is generally believed that, as a direct consequence of this incident, the boy Orimolade could neither stand nor walk until he was well over five years of age.The incantations pronounced by his father had the horrible effect of a curse which might have incapacitated him permanently. Orimolade Okejebu spent his youth in Ikare.Hardly had the excitement aroused by the incidents experienced at his birth subsided than he became the centre of attention again.This time the scene was in the only church in the town, St. Stephen's Anglican Church, which belonged to the C.M.S. Mission.On this particular night, the minister was drawn to the church by a strange light and the sound of singing.It was puzzling to him how anybody could be using the building at that time of night without his knowledge so he decided to investigate.He knocked at the main entrance and the door opened by itself.To his great amazement, the whole building was empty except for a small child of about five sitting on the floor in a kind of bright phosphorescent illumination.It occurred to the shocked minister that the child staring calmly at him, unruffled by his intrusion, was Orimolade the strange boy who had become the talk of the town, that he was doubtless the one who had been singing as though he were a whole choir.
As a result of this encounter, the minister persuaded his congregation to employ Orimolade to teach them some of his spiritual songs.The boy obliged and taught them a few religious songs, but soon gave up owing to their poor response.
This midnight episode is probably an illustration of Orimolade's early association with the church.History records, Christianity was introduced into Akoko in the late 1890s.Orimolade became disillusioned by the uncooperative attitude of the Christians in Ikare, especially because they ridiculed him on account of his disability.He felt depressed and apprehensive about the success of his mission since it appeared likely that he would forever be physically handicapped.Overwhelmed by these thoughts, he prayed passionately one night, asking for a manifestation of God's power.In answer to his prayer, an angel appeared to him in a dream and gave him three objects: a rod, a royal insignia and a crown.
...
From this point, the activities of Orimolade were directed toward his missionary campaigns.The dream was formal confirmation of his commission to go out and preach.
His campaigns began when he successfully petitioned police authorities for the release of some Christians who were involved in a clash with devotees of the traditional religion in the town.According to C & S tradition, Orimolade travelled to Kabba town where the arrested persons had been detained, and secured their release.
It then occurred to his opponents in Ikare that it would enhance their prestige if they could win him over so they decided to impress him by bestowing on him one of the priestly titles of their traditional institutions.He took advantage of this opportunity not only to reject the offer, but also to proclaim to them the Christian message.He preached with such vehemence that, there was a miraculous sign of an earthquake scaring many away from his preaching.However, some were attracted by the power of the miracle.His name became as feared as some of the spirits of their pagan worship.This marked virtually the end of hostility towards him from Christians in Ikare town.The C & S insist that Christianity began to grow by leaps and bounds after that incident.Orimolade went from street to street preaching the gospel.About 1916, he made a visit to Owo where he impressed the C.M.S. Church members with his Scripture quoting ability.
It was thought Orimolade was in constant communion with invisible celestial figures since he was frequently heard conversing while alone when apparently nobody had entered his room. He was also cited as being elsewhere performing miracles and talking about God to some close to him.At the end of his ten year confinement, Orimolade was said to have given a large party for all his neighbours and visitors from nearby villages.This also had its miraculous element because, apart from asking his mother to make clean all available pots in their home, he made no serious preparations for the feast.His mother obeyed his command without protest and to everyone's amazement, the guests all brought dishes of food as gifts, which filled all the pots, and they ate to their satisfaction.
The ten years he spent in confinement have been described by many as the period he spent in illness.According to Abiodun, Orimolade was confined for seven years.This was disclosed to her by Orimolade himself: "He stated that he saw continuous visions for seven years during which he could not get up from one spot as a result of which he was lame".This is corroborated by the United Church of Cherubim and Seraphim which wrote the following concerning Moses Orimolade: At a certain time of his early age, he took ill and for seven complete years he suffered from this malady.At the end of his illness, he became a lame man, but God made him to walk miraculously.During the period of his illness, he was taught by the Holy Spirit how to read the Bible and memorize whatever he read.
The period spent in confinement therefore represented Orimolade's training and preparation for his missionary work.At the end of it he was fully equipped to begin in earnest the task for which he had been ordained.For the next five years Orimolade traveled from place to place, like St. Paul in the Bible, preaching with great zeal the gospel of Christ.Many miracles of healing were credited to him during this period.He finally arrived and settled in Lagos where the C & S was later founded.
...
Thus, Orimolade pursued his evangelistic campaigns with the vigour of the apostle Paul and the enthusiasm of contemporary prophet William Wade Harris.
...
Several miracles were credited to Orimolade.In Kaba town he was attacked by a strange lion which he killed.In Ogidi village he purified a pool which the natives had previously worshipped because of the evil power it possessed.
He is credited with founding C.M.S. Churches in Abuja, Egbe, Igan and Ikasa (all in Yagba division).He then proceeded on to the far north, visiting Zaria, Bauchi and Adamawa provinces.It is also believed that he visited Sokoto, Kano and Bomu.In the North he did not win many converts because of the prevalence of the Muslim religion there.He is, however, credited with building a prayer house in Nguru.
On his return to the South he stopped at Ilorin, where he built a prayer house for Christian ministry.He also preached in the neighbouring towns of Osogbo, Ede and Ogbomoso.In Ogbomoso he was said to have been openly condemned as a charlatan by a young woman.This woman's uncomplimentary remark, according to the report, was reprehensible to Orimolade and he quickly left the town.But before leaving he cursed the city: "Rain shall not fall in this town again, pregnant women shall not give birth to any new baby again and the lady (that is the offender) will surely lose her life".
A delegation from Ogbomoso met him in Ifako Agege and pleaded with him to return with them to remove the spell his curse brought upon the town because it had thrown the population into a state of pandemonium and insecurity.Orimolade obliged when he learned that the young woman whose impertinent behaviour had caused the trouble had died.Back in Ogbomoso, he passionately prayed that the wrath of God be averted.The prayer was answered and things immediately returned to normal: "Rain started to fall heavily, pregnant women gave birth to new babies.Ogbomoso came to realize that Moses was sent by God and did not act of his own authority".
The Lagos Adventure
According to the records of the Eternal Sacred Order The Biography of Moses Orimolade.Orimolade arrived in Lagos on July 12, 1924 and lodged with the sexton of Holy Trinity (Anglican) Church, Ebute-Ero, Emmanuel Olumodeji, believed to be from Orimolade's home town or district.
...
The Advisory Board of the C & S (with its headquarters at 94, Railway Line, Odi-Olowo, Mushin) holds that the Rev. D. J. Oguntolu of the African Church, Ojokoro in Ijaye area was the person who directed Orimolade to the Ebute-Ero Church.Senior Apostle J. 0.Coker, then a member of Holy Trinity Church, but later one of the founding members of C & S, recollected that Olumodeji and Orimolade lived together in a small building, close to the archway in the Ebute-Ero Church
This story probably is the way ...
www.thenewcovenant.org, 1 Jan 2007 [cached]
This story probably is the way the United Church of Cherubim and Seraphim (C & S) accounts for Moses Orimolade's prolonged paralysis.It is generally believed that, as a direct consequence of this incident, the boy Orimolade could neither stand nor walk until he was well over five years of age.The incantations pronounced by his father had the horrible effect of a curse which might have incapacitated him permanently.
Orimolade Okejebu spent his youth in Ikare.Hardly had the excitement aroused by the incidents experienced at his birth subsided than he became the centre of attention again.This time the scene was in the only church in the town, St. Stephen's Anglican Church, which belonged to the C.M.S. Mission.On this particular night, the minister was drawn to the church by a strange light and the sound of singing.It was puzzling to him how anybody could be using the building at that time of night without his knowledge so he decided to investigate.He knocked at the main entrance and the door opened by itself.To his great amazement, the whole building was empty except for a small child of about five sitting on the floor in a kind of bright phosphorescent illumination.It occurred to the shocked minister that the child staring calmly at him, unruffled by his intrusion, was Orimolade the strange boy who had become the talk of the town, that he was doubtless the one who had been singing as though he were a whole choir.
As a result of this encounter, the minister persuaded his congregation to employ Orimolade to teach them some of his spiritual songs.The boy obliged and taught them a few religious songs, but soon gave up owing to their poor response.
This midnight episode is probably an illustration of Orimolade's early association with the church.History records, Christianity was introduced into Akoko in the late 1890s.Orimolade became disillusioned by the uncooperative attitude of the Christians in Ikare, especially because they ridiculed him on account of his disability.He felt depressed and apprehensive about the success of his mission since it appeared likely that he would forever be physically handicapped.Overwhelmed by these thoughts, he prayed passionately one night, asking for a manifestation of God's power.In answer to his prayer, an angel appeared to him in a dream and gave him three objects: a rod, a royal insignia and a crown.
...
From this point, the activities of Orimolade were directed toward his missionary campaigns.The dream was formal confirmation of his commission to go out and preach.
His campaigns began when he successfully petitioned police authorities for the release of some Christians who were involved in a clash with devotees of the traditional religion in the town.According to C & S tradition, Orimolade travelled to Kabba town where the arrested persons had been detained, and secured their release.
It then occurred to his opponents in Ikare that it would enhance their prestige if they could win him over so they decided to impress him by bestowing on him one of the priestly titles of their traditional institutions.He took advantage of this opportunity not only to reject the offer, but also to proclaim to them the Christian message.He preached with such vehemence that, there was a miraculous sign of an earthquake scaring many away from his preaching.However, some were attracted by the power of the miracle.His name became as feared as some of the spirits of their pagan worship.
This marked virtually the end of hostility towards him from Christians in Ikare town.The C & S insist that Christianity began to grow by leaps and bounds after that incident.Orimolade went from street to street preaching the gospel.About 1916, he made a visit to Owo where he impressed the C.M.S. Church members with his Scripture quoting ability.
It was thought Orimolade was in constant communion with invisible celestial figures since he was frequently heard conversing while alone when apparently nobody had entered his room.
He was also cited as being elsewhere performing miracles and talking about God to some close to him.At the end of his ten year confinement, Orimolade was said to have given a large party for all his neighbours and visitors from nearby villages.This also had its miraculous element because, apart from asking his mother to make clean all available pots in their home, he made no serious preparations for the feast.His mother obeyed his command without protest and to everyone's amazement, the guests all brought dishes of food as gifts, which filled all the pots, and they ate to their satisfaction.
The ten years he spent in confinement have been described by many as the period he spent in illness.According to Abiodun, Orimolade was confined for seven years.This was disclosed to her by Orimolade himself: "He stated that he saw continuous visions for seven years during which he could not get up from one spot as a result of which he was lame".This is corroborated by the United Church of Cherubim and Seraphim which wrote the following concerning Moses Orimolade: At a certain time of his early age, he took ill and for seven complete years he suffered from this malady.At the end of his illness, he became a lame man, but God made him to walk miraculously.During the period of his illness, he was taught by the Holy Spirit how to read the Bible and memorize whatever he read.
The period spent in confinement therefore represented Orimolade's training and preparation for his missionary work.At the end of it he was fully equipped to begin in earnest the task for which he had been ordained.For the next five years Orimolade traveled from place to place, like St. Paul in the Bible, preaching with great zeal the gospel of Christ.Many miracles of healing were credited to him during this period.He finally arrived and settled in Lagos where the C & S was later founded.
...
Thus, Orimolade pursued his evangelistic campaigns with the vigour of the apostle Paul and the enthusiasm of contemporary prophet William Wade Harris.
...
Several miracles were credited to Orimolade.In Kaba town he was attacked by a strange lion which he killed.In Ogidi village he purified a pool which the natives had previously worshipped because of the evil power it possessed.
He is credited with founding C.M.S. Churches in Abuja, Egbe, Igan and Ikasa (all in Yagba division).He then proceeded on to the far north, visiting Zaria, Bauchi and Adamawa provinces.It is also believed that he visited Sokoto, Kano and Bomu.In the North he did not win many converts because of the prevalence of the Muslim religion there.He is, however, credited with building a prayer house in Nguru.
On his return to the South he stopped at Ilorin, where he built a prayer house for Christian ministry.He also preached in the neighbouring towns of Osogbo, Ede and Ogbomoso.In Ogbomoso he was said to have been openly condemned as a charlatan by a young woman.This woman's uncomplimentary remark, according to the report, was reprehensible to Orimolade and he quickly left the town.But before leaving he cursed the city: "Rain shall not fall in this town again, pregnant women shall not give birth to any new baby again and the lady (that is the offender) will surely lose her life".
A delegation from Ogbomoso met him in Ifako Agege and pleaded with him to return with them to remove the spell his curse brought upon the town because it had thrown the population into a state of pandemonium and insecurity.Orimolade obliged when he learned that the young woman whose impertinent behaviour had caused the trouble had died.Back in Ogbomoso, he passionately prayed that the wrath of God be averted.The prayer was answered and things immediately returned to normal: "Rain started to fall heavily, pregnant women gave birth to new babies.Ogbomoso came to realize that Moses was sent by God and did not act of his own authority".
The Lagos Adventure
According to the records of the Eternal Sacred Order The Biography of Moses Orimolade.Orimolade arrived in Lagos on July 12, 1924 and lodged with the sexton of Holy Trinity (Anglican) Church, Ebute-Ero, Emmanuel Olumodeji, believed to be from Orimolade's home town or district.
...
The Advisory Board of the C & S (with its headquarters at 94, Railway Line, Odi-Olowo, Mushin) holds that the Rev. D. J. Oguntolu of the African Church, Ojokoro in Ijaye area was the person who directed Orimolade to the Ebute-Ero Church.Senior Apostle J. 0.Coker, then a member of Holy Trinity Church, but later one of the founding members of C & S, recollected that Olumodeji and Orimolade lived together in a small building, close to the archwa
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