Recollections of Born Twice: From Demonism to Christianity (V)

Chapter 11: The Surrender

On the first day of the crusade. Kalu had deployed more than 100 of his agents to infiltrate the crusade ground. Some were assigned to sell a cocktail of rum or gin in small nylons while others were to distract listeners by engaging them in mundane discussions.

These were being monitored on the screen from the spirit realm. As crowds began streaming in, he gave them their signals and these agents commenced their assignments. Many of the attendees who bought the drink became tipsy and fell deeply asleep. But some spat it out, received the gospel and became saved.

On one of the days, a preacher mounted the crusade podium and began to pray. From the screen Kalu was viewing, this preacher was surrounded with flames of fire and as he preached on, some of their agents fell by the power of God. At the end of it, many of the agents were also converted. The others returned to give him their report.

The next day, he mobilized more agents to the ground and instructed them to bring back their reports, but most of them didn’t return as they were arrested by the power of God and became converted.

At this point, Kalu decided to launch attacks against the organizers of the crusade. He invoked the wind, rain and storms to destroy their billboards, posters and damage their items of equipment. That worked, or so it seemed.

By the third day, it was obvious that the more agents he sent to the crusade ground, the more their loss and the greater their defeat was becoming obvious. One afternoon, while the crusade was ongoing, an helicopter hired by the crusade team was distributing fliers of the program and Kalu’s window was opened. The wind made many of the fliers stream into his room.

He picked up a copy and saw “Greater Abiriba for…” with fury, he clutched at the papers, tore them, squeezed them and threw them out through his window. Not only has he sent his agents to this crusade at his own expense, they even had the effrontery to bring their fliers into his own room!

Later, he shut his window and reached for the last egg from India and after chanting the words required, he angrily smashed it on the floor. The chief demi-god appeared. This time he cared little about protocols and began venting in rage, shouting at the chief to behold the defeat and shame that have befallen the kingdom. He has already lost many agents in this war, he has done all he knew, yet there was victory in sight.

The chief sounded rather conciliatory, appealing to him to exercise understanding that they too were trying their best but there’s nothing much they could do at that point.

He proceeded to invoke Satan to address Kalu. When he appeared, he complained to him also also what was going on. Satan arrogantly stated that he would have the victory. He commanded Kalu to go to the crusade himself and make use of all the powers he had been given to thwart the crusade. Then he disappeared.

As the chief demi-god was speaking on, there was a roaring voice like that of thunder from above and he instantly disappeared too. At that moment, Kalu felt a great presence in his room. The room was dark, but a big white hand emanating a glow of light, appeared and began to write things in gold letters on the wall of his room.

He was so engulfed in fear, unable to even move his mouth as he felt totally subdued by the power in the room. A searing heat engulfed him making his heart thud so loudly that he could feel it in his mouth.

The hand wrote with the index finger: “Will you surrender to Me, Yes or No?”

He couldn’t answer. But in his heart of hearts, he affirmed yes. Then the hand wiped it off and wrote another: “Whether you like it or not, you will surrender and you will become a fisher of men.”

Then it wrote: “Write your surrender letter before you go to My crusade.”

With that, Kalu picked up a pen and paper and wrote his surrender letter. He could no longer control himself and was completely unable to resist the power of God which arrested him.

He went to the crusade ground the next day after enduring what he described as a searing heat like someone made to stand on a family long stick while the whole of Aba town was engulfed in flames. When he got to the place, he sat at the far back and dispersed his spirit man into different places which made the internal heat subside a bit. He quickly realized he wouldn’t be able to operate there.

He paid little attention to whatever was going on but from where he was, he could see with his occult eyes that Satan was right when he said he had captured Abiriba town because about 90% of the people at the crusade ground were stark naked before the powers of darkness.

The preacher that night was Rev. Uma Ukpai but he couldn’t remember the title of his sermon. Kalu clearly avoided looking at his direction because his face was radiant with the glory of God, just like those of the angels he encountered before. At the end of the sermon, he invited those who wanted to give their lives to Jesus Christ to come forward and he began to pray.

As he mentioned the name of Jesus, Kalu saw himself levitate several feets into the air and land back on the ground. The policemen and some people seated around him quickly fled. At that point he became physically unconscious but spiritually active as he tried to project his demons into the others who fell with him.

He was carried to the podium where the ministers began to pray for him. When he came out of consciousness, he reached into his pocket and gave one of the ministers his letter of surrender.

The man asked Kalu, “Have you given your life to Jesus Christ?” Kalu asked, “Who is Jesus Christ?” As he said that, one of the occult rings Satan gave him (the good, the bad, the destroyer) knocked him unconscious again, apparently to prevent him from affirming Jesus as Lord.

The pastors came together and began to pray for him as various demons began to manifest through him. He was said to pull out weeds from the grounds with his teeth and nails, ripple on the ground like snakes, swim and scream. When he came to, many of the visible and invisible rings on his toes and fingers had vanished, some of them had peeled out his toenails while leaving. The ministers further prayed for him and the light of God entered his heart.

He took them to his place and surrendered all his paraphernalia and occult tools for burning but two items refused to be burnt: the transcendental flying saucer (which demons utilized in supplying his applicants with power) and the ring Satan gave him (the good, the bad, the destroyer).

He was so exhausted that he fell deeply asleep but woke up later in the night to realize someone sleeping next to him. It was the queen. He was facing the wall while she was facing the other direction. She began to speak that she knew he has left them, but she’s ready to welcome him back if he chooses to return.

Kalu struggled to remember the name of Jesus. It wasn’t a name he was familiar with but he knew its efficacy. If only he knew, he could have asked anyone of the ministers to write it on the wall for him. Suddenly he remembered it and even before he called it out, the queen herself experienced a form a fire and quickly vanished.

He went back to sleep and was taken up to heaven accompanied by a friendly angel to see its beauty. The streets were more beautiful than the ones he had seen in the kingdom of darkness and their structures were superior. This, he was made to understand, was what God has prepared for those who serve Him.

Chapter 12: I will make you a fisher of men

After his salvation and deliverance, Kalu sought to live a normal life again. He visited a man who used to owe him some money and when he narrated his newfound faith to him, the man admitted he became suspicious he was involved in the occult due to some strange dreams he began having after he held on to his money.

He was paid back the money and he moved to another town. While he was there, he visited a friend who informed him that all his possessions he kept at his place had mysteriously disappeared from the room. Kalu assured him not to worry since he knew full well who had taken it.

He wanted to start a business and began to make some contacts. One of the contacts promised to take him to his boss who would help him procure the resources he needed. Then he followed the man, and after hours of journey, finally lead him to an uncompleted building in the outskirts of town.

As if he knew what was going on, Kalu wasn’t surprised to see Satan, the queen and two agents carrying the luggage that his friend had declared missing waiting for him there. The queen told him they had lots of goodies for him; they would give him more wealth and power and whatever he asked for, only if he’d sign on their register of agreement.

They handed him the register and he realized his name was no longer in it. They also gave him a blood-soaked pen to sign in agreement. When he saw the blood in the pen, he simply declared the blood of Jesus. At the mention of that, they all vanished, leaving him stranded at the place too as the money he earlier put in his pocket had also vanished with the spectres.

He met a man who was traveling to Afikpo (in Ebonyi State) to buy fish by canoe and he decided to help him. An elderly man he was carrying and didn’t know, suddenly paid his fare and he blurted out that he didn’t want his assistance; he had just been robbed and wanted to get by safely. When the man saw that he didn’t yield to his ploy, he quickly put the money back in his pocket.

Later that night, he was arrested by the police by sleeping at an unauthorized place and put in jail because they thought he was a thief. In the jail, one of the inmates walked up to him, introducing himself as the boss, and asked him for money, when he told him he had none, he dealt him a painful blow and left him.

That night, he had a dream in which an angel of God encouraged him not to be discouraged by his experience as God already planned that he would through that place become a fisher of men. He was told that God has called him to preach the gospel and narrate his testimony pointing to the love of God and His readiness to save no matter the depth of one’s sins.

When he woke up in the morning, he was really encouraged and after a day, he was set free and found his way back to his place and became established.

The book ends with series of questions and answers such as:

• Does Satan attack unbelievers too?
• Who were really the demi-gods and what are their roles?
• Why do some babies have ogbanje (familiar) spirits shortly after they are born?
• Why some children sought in white garment churches often have dreadlocks?
• How can someone who is not a member identify a member of their kingdom?
• Is it true that witches and satanists can transmogrify into animals?
• Which cities/towns did Kalu have more influence than the others?
• How many people were in his rank and level of power before his conversion?
• Can the queen of the coast control Christians?

To the last two questions he answered that there were 17 occultists on his equal rank worldwide, but he happened to be the youngest and the most aggressive.

And he said it’s impossible for the queen of the river to control Christians but as for others who are not born again, they are like toys in her hands.

Recollections of Born Twice: From Demonism to Christianity (IV)

Chapter 10: The Underground Temple

With the temple he acquired, new responsibilities were given to Cashnaya. Part of this included inviting seekers of power from the religious, political, social and others from various walks of life to visit his temple.

He was also given a pamphlet on laws guiding power usage. One of them is that a member of the kingdom of darkness is not to use his powers against another member, unless one is erring.

One day, one of Kalu’s agents reported a religious gathering near his temple to him. He viewed the gathering through the occult screen in his temple and found it to be a church with all its members naked except for one man who had a bright ring around his head.

When a supernatural “ring” is seen around the head of an individual (signifying the presence of the Holy Spirit) it means he’s born again. Some people’s rings are dim while others are bright.

From his findings, the man with a “bright ring” wasn’t a member of that church, he only began attending because he couldn’t find his own denomination as he recently relocated. Cashnaya decided to finish him off.

He monitored the gathering on a Sunday and as the church service ended, he astral projected there. As the worshippers were coming out to the main road, including this Christian man, the Roman Catholic patrols were trying to controll the traffic of car users.

Kalu noticed a man with a car coming from an opposite end as this Christian was about crossing the road, so he quickly took over the body of the driver and controlled his leg, shifting it from the brake to the accelerator making the car go on full speed. He also made the car doors open so that even if the bonnet missed him, the car doors ajar won’t.

The car crushed many people and Kalu rejoiced in his temple. Later when he watched a playback of the entire scenario on his screen, he realized that the Christian man was actually spared. Not a single thing touched him. In fact, he learnt that he later helped them clear the corpses. Kalu’s joy quickly melted into disappointment, but he let it slide to focus on other duties.

Kalu then took the second egg from India and walked into a forest as instructed and chanted an incantation and smashed the egg on a floor.

Immediately, there was a quake which splitted the ground open and he was taken down in it. He descended and appeared before a powerful demon who asked him who he was and what he was doing in his kingdom in an unfriendly tone.

He introduced himself as a son of the Queen of the Coast, on a mission to gain more wisdom and power and also told him of his predicament. The demon said there was really nothing spectacular to explore in his kingdom but unlike during his first tour, he was free to ask questions which he would answer.

He saw some earthly birds flying around and he asked the demon what were they doing there. The demon told him that these birds were the ones responsible for helping them to plant supernatural trees (such as Tossy tree) on earth.

He also saw a deserted football field with many men and women chained to it. From the looks on their faces, they haven’t eaten for months. He asked about this from the demon and he told him that these were people whose souls were given to them in exchange by earthly donors who wanted to alter their lives through material wealth, good health or power. He said no matter how famished they look, they won’t die.

He explained to Kalu that pacts are made with the kingdom to give human lives in exchange for power. He mentioned the name of a certain prophet in Amaogudu, whose name Kalu had forgotten, who made a covenant with him that he would regularly supply two human heads for his power to manifest in his church.

The transaction went smoothly for years until the past few years when his debt accrued. After warnings, this demon and his army stormed into his church in fury, demanding their dues – causing a serious erosion to occur on the road leading to his religious structure. To the physical realm, the erosion was presumed to be caused by a massive flood, leading to much public complaint.

The man managed to appease the demon, but he admitted he will still end his life when he’s tired of his game. Kalu inquired how the erosion they supernaturally caused would be repaired, the demon said they have their own recognized construction company that will take up the task.

The demon also showed him on a large screen, pictures of many wealthy people, scientists, philosophers and elites. The demon told him that some of these people were dead while the others were still alive but all of them have been in partnership with the realms of darkness.

Some of these people, Kalu said he knew and were still alive as of the time of his writing. The demon said if any of these people should violate any of the laws guiding the kingdom of darkness, they will be subjected to the unchangeable penalty of death.

After spending three days with demon he realized that what he said about their own construction company repairing the damaged road was indeed true.

Chapter 11: My Last Battles as a Satanist

The queen arranged for Cashnaya to embark on a tour to all the fourteen kingdoms of darkness in order to incorporate all the wisdom and power needed in his operations. This journey took an entire month and after the visits, he was equipped with more power and knowledge.

The notice reached him that a massive crusade was to be held in Abiriba, his own base, tagged The Greater Abiriba for Christ 1989. This was to be his assignment.

Kalu first went out in his spirit body to one of his agents, a market woman. He appeared to her in the shop and instructed her to mobilize other agents to be present at the crusade venue.

He then drew up an agenda for a meeting with Satan and the queen of the coast on this matter. When Satan appeared at the meeting with the queen, he asked what his agenda was about and Kalu read it out without hesitation, “How to thwart the Greater Abiriba for Christ crusade.”

As he mentioned the word “Christ” they all could hear peals of thunder, a roar of fire and an invisible power forced the three of them to bow their heads to the ground for about 30 minutes. When they got up from the ground, Satan warned Cashnaya furiously to never use that name again in his presence ever again.

Satan began to boast that he had captured the town of Abiriba for as long as her existence. Cashnaya asked him which weapons he utilized and Satan said they were: pride, hatred, love of money and cultural activities. Hence, that upcoming crusade was an affront that must be resisted.

Abiriba, Abia State.

He ordered Cashnaya to mobilize all the agents under him into action and frustrate the crusade. After boasting some more, Satan eventually disappeared.

When he was gone, the queen walked up to him with a warm hug and that was precisely what was on his mind. The queen always seems to know whenever he feels like having sex.

While they were both gleefully having sex about 4:30 am (she would transform into a girl of about his age whenever they had intercourse), they were suddenly hushed into panicking as the whole place began to quake.

They disengaged and the queen changed back into her real form. At her command, their screen showed where the rumblings were coming from: a Christian man was preaching the gospel around Ameke Square (apparently, whenever the gospel of Jesus Christ is being proclaimed in the physical world, it causes ripples in the realm of darkness).

The queen chanted an incantation and a bottle appeared in her hand. She rubbed its gummy/sticky contents on Kalu’s face and commanded him to go after that preacher and stare at him face-face with that concoction and the demons would melt the preacher into natural water.

Ameke Square, Abiriba.

Kalu woke up physically, and left the house immediately. His family knew he had a habit of visiting the restroom every morning so they didn’t think it was unusual for him to go out at that time. After walking hurriedly, he located the preacher from a distance, but as he was about catching up with him, suddenly, two angels appeared and were walking towards him.

It soon got to a point that the angels were close to him and wouldn’t allow him go any further. He chanted an incantation against them, it didn’t work. He had been given a “special” ring when he visited Satan’s kingdom; the ring is called “the good, the bad, the destroyer.”

Satan told him that the demons attached to the ring would make a bad situation become “good”; turn a good thing into bad and would also destroy a bad thing/person. He used this ring against the angels as he had been instructed, but it didn’t faze them.

He couldn’t even stand in their presence as their countenance was like the sun in its zenith, so he began to stagger like a drunk. The two angels captured him and took him to a place in the woods where they had him tied down to a tree by bright white cords they produced from their bodies. They then left their two swords by each of his ear and left the place. The sword began to sing in a most melodious voice he had ever heard and later began to preach the gospel to him.

Though he found the message somewhat tormenting (each time the name of Jesus was mentioned, he would feel burns on his body) one line from the messages stuck with him: “I will make you fishers of men if you will follow Me.” Later, the angels returned, picked up their swords without saying a word to him and untied him.

By then, the day had dawned, he chanted an incantation to disappear but it didn’t work. He repeated it, still didn’t work. He then recalled when he visited Satan’s kingdom, he taught him that whenever he got defeated, he should walk two poles away from the site and repeat the incantation. He did that and he was taken to his room, and being fatigued, he slept off on the bed while his spirit travelled to his temple.

When Kalu’s mother returned from the market and found him lying on the bed, she got the shock of her life. She wanted to know how he entered into the room.

Kalu managed to mumble some excuse about the padlock not being properly locked, but his mother knew that was impossible. This padlock was brought by his brother from Cotonou and wouldn’t lock unless the key was removed from it.

He couldn’t seem to convince his mother of his fib, and that raised her suspicion. She confided in one of her friends who suggested they visit a witchdoctor. Even though Kalu’s mother wasn’t a Christian, she didn’t like anything involving consulting a fetish priest. But her friend urged her to go find out the spiritual identity of her son.

They visited a rather popular dibia whose name Kalu declined from revealing. He gave them a stick with which they were to touch the body of the person whose spiritual identity they wanted to know. This his mother did that night at about 2am. He was watching this with his spiritual eyes.

When they took the stick back to the dibia, he asked for the name of the person they were inquiring about and the moment his name was mentioned, there was pandemonium in the shrine. All his deities began to wail loudly in his ears and when they stopped, the heads of their images began to break to the ground. His powers began to crumble.

The dibia began to act insane, yanked off the wrapper from each of the woman (luckily they wore two) demanded for their money and sent them away bewildered.

After this incident, Kalu invoked Satan to his temple and consulted him with incantations. He was pleased. He charged him to fight like a soldier and deploy all the powers at his disposal in his assignment.