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

Kalu was registered in a boarding school. Initially, the plan was that the queen would be sending over his daily meal to him.

So, he would be eating with his school mates, dipping his hands into his plate and eating what looks like “normal food” with the rest, but his own meal would be human flesh. He also permitted other students to eat from his plate on occasion.

The plan later changed when the queen said he would have to come to their realm for his food. So he became a truant, often absent from class.

His parents relocated to Nigeria from Cameroon at this time, but he wasn’t functioning normally in school as he would most times not be present in class but find himself playing and chasing around with the queen in her palace.

In his senior classes, the queen told him to start giving out their products to his hostel mates, that anyone who uses these products will become initiated except if they were the kind of “people in the ring.” Kalu didn’t understand this cliché, so when he asked the queen who the “people in the ring” are, she said they were the people seeking an opposite power, and she taught him how to identify them.

Kalu intentionally placed his soaps and toothpastes in bathrooms and displayed other personal care products freely so they would be readily used by his hostel mates. The first student he initiated using a hair cream was a student named Haruna, a northerner. He also initiated others as well.

When he was through with schooling, he began to live with one of his elder brothers in the Republic of Benin who was into supply of goods and had a warehouse. The queen instructed him to rent a room outside to house his own unlimited supplies from the spirit world. He steadily began to mix these goods with the ones his brother was selling.

After a period of time, the queen suddenly ordered him to leave that country as soon as possible and relocate to Nigeria where they want him to set up his work. He dumped his brother’s warehouse key, stole some of his possessions and returned to Nigeria. His excuse to his parents was that his brother was maltreating him.

Now living in Benin City, Nigeria, the queen instructed him to rent a two room flat in an outskirt of town and ordered him to go buy an earthen pot from the fifth seller at a particular market of her choice. When he did, she told him she’d be right back and vanished into thin air

When she appeared again, she brought four 3×4 sizes of mirrors and at her command, the mirrors left her hands and became transfixed to the wall of the room.

Then she chanted an incantation and after a while, a strong white light began to shine through the mirrors and four men appeared in them. The earthen pot was magickally filled with blood and passed through the mirrors to these four men who served as witnesses to the ceremony.

The queen told him that no one else is to enter this room as it was now his “working” room. This was where he would be housing the materials unlimitedly supplied from the spirit world. The queen also gave him something looking like peppermint to chew, telling him it would give him the power to change into anyone he wished in the discharge of his duties.

From there, he began to go to named schools in the city, posing as a hawker to sell snacks to students. All the people he initiated, he knew their physical identities through the mirrors in his room. These were his agents. He would also change into a sophisticated lady to supply goods wholesale to retail sellers. His agents numbered into hundreds.

Chapter 6: My Initial Encounter with the Power of God

His first encounter with the power of Jesus Christ was a time he was strolling through Benin City and he saw series of posters of an upcoming crusade organized by (now late) Archbishop Benson Idahosa.

Bishop Idahosa

As he looked at the words “Christ” on the poster, the magickal rings on him began to burn his toes and fingers, so he refrained and awaited the date of the event.

While the open air crusade was going on and the minister was preaching, Kalu was watching from a certain place and he chanted an incantation and it began to rain. The rain disorganized the crusade ground and many people began to scamper, looking for a shade.

Kalu watched as Idahosa closed his eyes and dished out a command and the rain stopped abruptly, and people began returning to the field. After an hour, the crowd actually doubled. This was a strange occurrence to Kalu as he had never experienced anyone counter his powers before. So he gave up.

When he met with the queen, he narrated his experience. The queen told him that the reason he was defeated was because the man Idahosa and about one-fourth of the people at that crusade ground were among “the people in the ring” and he couldn’t overcome them. But she revealed she knows how he could boost his powers. She promised to take him to India for an earthly initiation and with that, he’d easily deal with these people in the ring.

Chapter 7: My Earthly Initiation

The queen gave Cashnaya an appointment to meet at a rendezvous and from there, the queen physically came to meet him and took him in a taxi to an area he wasn’t well familiar with. They both walked about nine poles into a thick forest and the queen stopped at a tree.

She asked him what the name of the tree was and he frantically looked around it, trying to find any of his leaves to help identify it, but found none, in fact, the surrounding was neat – as if someone was assigned to sweep it thrice a day. The queen told him it’s called “tossy tree.”

She chanted an incantation and a side of the tree opened like a door and they both entered in. After about twenty-five minutes, it opened again and they stepped out. He realized they were in another location entirely. It was when he saw some signposts in the streets that he realized that they were in Bombay (now Mumbai) in India.

The queen told him that the tossy tree is used to physically travel to any geographical location in the world. Soon, a car stopped by and they both entered it. The queen introduced the driver to Kalu as one of their agents.

They were taken to a ceremony that was held in a large conference centre in the city and in attendance were various occultists from different parts of the world. Kalu was handed their register and he saw his name already written on it, bolder than the rest.

There was a lecture going on and their kind of meal was served. While Kalu was eating, a man walked in and tapped him on the shoulder but he seemed to have forgotten something so he motioned to him to come with him. On getting to where he was, the queen was there already and he told him it’s time for the baptism. He was given a pamphlet to read and follow. As Kalu was about to ask the queen a question, she disappeared.

He realized he was in this alone. There was a huge tank there in the open and out if it seemed to emerge a steam of dark energy. The pamphlet warned the candidate that no matter what they see, hear or experience during the initiation, they must not express any fear, otherwise, they might not come out alive.

The Banganga – an ancient Hindu tank located beside a temple complex in Mumbai.

There was an incantation written on it to proceed with the ritual and when he recited it, he was levitated and suspended into the tank. He said the lid on the tank had the words “Baptism/Initiation Tank” written in both English and Hindi.

In the tank, the place was filled with strange, fearful creatures. As he fell, he was lashed around like a tennis ball from one bird creature to another. They each had the face of a man, woman, dog, cat and owl, all looking evil.

He landed at the feet of a big creature whose full stature was obstructed by the size of his belly. Its body looked like that of a grizzly bear. It removed his eyeballs with a screw driver and put back in their place, eyeballs which could see more clearer and farther than normal human eyes

Then he was thrown on to a boa constrictor which coiled around him and held him in its grip. It spat out three big eggs with strings which hung around his neck and he was flung to another evil creature and on until he reached the end. In all these, he felt neither pain nor fear and he was brought out of the tank.

At that moment a skeleton hand handed him a pamphlet on his successful completion of the satanic baptism and the rules that guide it.

Kalu said he felt physically stronger, bolder and magickally charged after the ceremony. The queen then appeared and they returned home to Nigeria via the same route they came to India.

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

This was quite similar to its cover picture

I started reading fluently from the age of 8, and having come from a family background which cherished books, by the time I was in my teens, I had read several books that were light years beyond my age and exposure.

When I was 10, there was this book I saw mother was always reading. It had the picture of a bolt of lightning breaking the chains binding on two human hands. It even had the picture of its author at its back cover. It struck me at that age that it must be a true life story.

One night, I saw the book in her drawer and I began to read it too. That book was Born Twice: From Demonism to Christianity by Kalu Abosi.

Having referenced this book in two articles (one/ two), I’ve received emails from Christians in different countries, asking where they could purchase the book or loan a copy.

Right now, I can’t place my finger on where my personal copy is. If I remember correctly, the last time I had it in my possession was in 2006. I think I loaned it to a friend at the time, who unfortunately didn’t return it to me.

The book itself was published circa 1994 and is now out of print. However, having read and narrated it to friends several times for a period of nine years, I still remember much of its content and I intend to narrate it here as well in a series of posts.

There are some testimonies of “former Satanists” that are not up to par. The authors themselves have been found to be folks of a dubious nature – quacks and sensationalists who merely wanted to make a name for themselves. But Brother Kalu’s testimony – which isn’t that common – has passed the tests.

Some years ago, I came across a Facebook post by one Pastor Allwell Orji, who describes himself on his Facebook page as a Servant in God’s Vineyard, who revealed that he personally knew the author (Kalu Abosi) and was also mentored by the same cleric at whose crusade he was converted: Rev. Uma Ukpai.

He revealed that he was in fact, the first person with whom Kalu shared his powerful testimony as an ex-Satanist at the time, but he was too young in the faith to stomach the depth of information.

Now, I believe the content of that book posed a great danger to Satan’s kingdom and he and his forces have tried to stamp it out of public memory. This, I will try to undo, by recollecting it as much as my memory allows. (Note: some names and geographical features of certain places mentioned in the book have changed over the years).

For those who still have the book handy, I welcome your corrections, feedback and additional inputs, particularly in areas where my memory lapsed in coherence and detail.

The book consisted of 12 or 13 chapters. I don’t remember all the titles of each chapter, but I’ve improvised with my own titles in areas that I couldn’t recall. The first few pages were the foreword by a pastor and words of Scripture (germane Bible passages were interspersed all through the book).

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Chapter 1: My First Family

It started with Kalu telling the reader about his previous family. His parents were fishers and notorious witch doctors in Cameroon. They lived at Nakke Quarters, Kumba, Cameroon. His name was Arena (he was apparently a teenager) and had two younger sisters, Martha and Bayo.

One day, during their fishing trips, his parents were involved in a boat accident and they both drowned in the lake. His sisters too were later swept away during a flood.

He attended school for a while but his hope of going to school was dashed when a strange wind blew away his school uniform and without having a way to fend for himself, he pleaded with one of his father’s friends to allow him go with them in their fishing trips. One day, while they were sailing, a storm came up against their boat and they were all hurled into the lake.

Chapter 2: My Capture into the Spirit World.

After he fell into the water body, in a twinkle of an eye, he realized that rather than being drowned, he found himself descending before a splendid palace in an unknown location. The edifice and its surroundings were beautiful but the place was quiet.

He walked in through the entrance in trepidation, and in one of the halls, he saw two young ladies who spoke to him in a foreign language. They knew he was a stranger, given his attire, and as he later learned through interrogative gesticulation, they were asking him who he was, who brought him there and where he came from.

When their tauntings became unbearable, he became afraid and began to cry as they badgered him with questions in their language. The ladies began to make a jest of him until a glamorous woman appeared with two ladies (a lady on either side) making them all five.

At the appearance of this beautiful woman with a commanding presence, they abruptly stopped laughing and bowed to her, gesturing what he later got to know was obeisance.

The woman looked at Arena, and introduced herself as the Queen of the Coast and the ladies were her agents. She welcomed him to her kingdom and told them he was her special guest whom she had been expecting for quite some time. She told him to feel at home as he would be staying with her for now.

She explained to him that his late parents were her servants, but they were too stubborn and even though she gave them a long rope to fulfill their obligations, they had become elephant-skinned and she had to eliminate them. She asked him if he would like to see his parents and sisters, he answered in the affirmative.

She took him to a spacious room with its floor well tiled and very neat. She went to a cupboard and opened its part showing him his parents’ decapitated heads. He was struck with grief. She went over to open another cupboard and he showed him his sisters’ heads, all looking freshly preserved.

Arena broke down and cried and confronted the queen about how wicked she must be for killing his family. She grew annoyed and threatened to kill him over his emotional outbursts if he would not cooperate with her. She told him that she spared only him because of the love she had for him, and he was going to continue from where his parents had stopped.

She ordered her male agents to take off his fishing rags and give him a new set of shirt and trouser to wear (he didn’t realize it at the time, but this was his first initiation). According to him, the design of their shirts and trousers was different from that used here on earth.

The queen took him to a “spiritual operation” room where he saw assorted candles in various shapes, colours and forms. One of the candles was shaped like a man and had the wick on its head where it’s lit.

The queen took him to another room that looked high-tech. The computers there were like big white refrigerators. The queen smiled at him and told him to open up one of the computers, but he was too afraid to do so for that was his first brush with technology.

The queen simply moved her hand up and the screencover of the computer opened, showing the data stored in the system. On it, he could see the bodily materials removed from his parents and sisters which had been stored in it including the percentage composition of these materials.

The Queen explained to him that there are 33,000 demi-gods in her kingdom and she would see to it that he visits their chief very soon. She also told him about their president, Satan, but he wasn’t yet qualified to meet him, as it is, but when that time comes for him to go back to the earth plane, she will make the meeting possible.

Chapter 3: The Market in the Beast

Arena, as a neophyte, was told he would be put through training sessions in the palace. These were series of lectures undertook by different appointed teachers each day who would leave for him pamphlets to study before the next class. The lectures were delivered according to topics and dealt with his purpose and assignments. At this point, they attuned him to their language.

He said some of what he was taught were quite inexplicable, but he had lots of questions during the lectures: how possible it would be for him to return to earth with his face without his people being afraid, who would be his parents now since the former were dead, where in the world would he return to etc.

His lecturers told him answers will be provided when the time comes. He asked them how many years he had spent in their kingdom as of that time, he was told nine years. Apparently, to him, it looked like few months.

The meal served there were flesh and blood which he couldn’t partake of, so an agent was assigned to supply him with assorted fruit while he waited behind the door each day. Later on, he was introduced to a tree outside, at a location. This tree had all kinds of fruit growing on it, so whenever he was hungry he would go out there to feed himself.

One day, the Queen called him into her private chamber and told him about the benefits of eating their meal: human flesh and blood. She told him there was nothing really bad in it, and that he actually needs it, if he was going to succeed in his assignment. Arena said he might try the flesh if it was cooked, but the queen blatantly told him that nothing will be cooked there.

He promised to try it and they locked him in a room containing about five refrigerators containing human flesh. After a length of time, he finally decided to try the ones that were not too fresh in there; those kept there for a while. When he tasted it, he felt like spitting it out because it was tasteless.

But from that day onwards, he couldn’t explain the mystery, he began to relish flesh and blood so much that he was often the first to finish his meal whenever it was served.

When the queen opened the door to the room that day and found out he had tried it for the first time, she was so excited that she arranged for him to be taken on an outing.

An agent drove the car (which he said looked like the exotic computerized cars seen in some cartoons or sci-fi movies) and the queen took him on a tour of the entire kingdom. The houses and roads there were very beautiful and neat, but there were no people in the streets.

Arena was also taken by the queen of the coast to visit the chief of the demi-gods who then arrayed him with powers. After this, the queen sent for him one day for a special outing and they took another hi-tech car to another location in that realm.

They alighted at a location; there was a swimming pool there containing a small quantity of water, about 17 buckets. She chanted a long incantation and the floor of the pool opened up and an enormous beast arose from its depth.

It stood menacingly looking at both of them, then the queen spoke to it in an unknown language which the beast understood. The queen turned towards Arena, told him not to fear and promise to come pick him up after his adventure.

As she turned to leave, Arena, wanted to flee with her away from the beast, but to his utter surprise, he found himself right in it big paws, like a grain of sand, it examined him carefully and then threw him right into his mouth.

He saw himself descending to see an extensive supermarket that outmatched the world’s biggest store, in size and beauty. They had sections and each one contained all the materials or accessories used here on earth, from toys to computers to musical instruments to beauty products to occult books.

On the shelves holding these demonic books he found it clearly written that these are books used by magick and occult practitioners in the physical world. He also visited the section having human flesh and blood and he ate and drank to his fill and continued in his tour.

Eventually, the queen showed up at the tail end of the gigantic store and took him home in the car. The queen told him that his assignment would be to transport all those goods he saw in the beast to the earth plane by all means possible.

Shortly after this experience, he was sitting with the queen in her chamber one day and the place was filled with an array of glamorous ladies who were her agents with messages to deliver to her on their assignments. Each of them would first pay the queen an obeisance and then offer to Arena another type of obeisance to which he responded.

When he asked the queen why her agents were paying him obeisance, she told him that his power and exposure in her kingdom far exceeds theirs. This made him glad.

Chapter 4: My First Meeting with Satan

The queen called Arena to a room one day and told him that before he would be released back to the world, he must have a meeting with Satan, the president. But he’s not yet spiritually qualified to stand in his presence, so she will have to stand with him.

With that, she used her powers to divide herself into two and Arena also into two and at her command, their two halves stuck together, such that he wasn’t standing alone, for the queen was standing with him and vice versa. Then she called and Lucifer appeared.

Satan called him by his name, Arena, in its proper dialect and he saw his prowess. He told him he has been briefed and he knows he is capable of working assiduously for the kingdom. To that end, he’s first going to be given a spiritual name. He was blindfolded and he given a metal box of alphabets to pick from.

He later realized that Satan and the queen were collecting the letters from him and arranging them on the board in the wall. When he was done, his blindfold was removed and he saw the name Cashnaya Daska on the board. That was his working name.

Satan told him he would be reborn to the world like a baby in order to fulfill his assignment and he will choose his mother-to-be from the spirit world. At his command, the large screen in the room (which we now call plasma or LED TV) began to show faces of many women from across nationalities.

As the pictures of these women rolled on the screen, Arena wasn’t interested in them because the women were in no way compared to the glamorous ladies he had seen in the queen’s kingdom. The queen seem to understand this, and at her command, the screen showed the pictures of three women, one light-skinned woman and the other two, dark-skinned.

The queen began to tell him the story of each of the women and he came to love the light-skinned woman. The queen told her she’s a native of Abiriba in Imo State (now Abia State) Nigeria and married to a man from a nearby town in the state. The queen said that this woman had five children but she was responsible for the death of her third and fifth children.

The couple both reside in Cameroon but the queen said they want them to relocate to Nigeria as this was where they marked out for his earthly assignment.

Satan also showed him on the screen, pictures of wealthy men and women, influential world figures, scientists, politicians and religious leaders across board who serve them and are working in their assignments. He eventually disappeared. The queen then extricated her half self from Arena and returned his other half to him.

They monitored his parents-to-be from the screen in the spirit world for two consecutive days. The queen first kept his mother-to-be sleepless with thoughts of her deceased children, and manipulated her thoughts to supernaturally inquire the cause of their deaths.

The queen stirred up one of her friends to visit her the next morning, and after pouring out her heart to her, she opted to take her to a diviner to find out what lies beneath. She took her to the very one that the queen had selected – one of her agents.

The man inquired from his deities, but he had already been given a script by the queen. Instead of revealing the causes of her children’s death, he promised her that she will give birth to another child, a boy, who would bring prosperity to the family and erase her sorrow.

He gave her detailed instructions on what to use before her next sexual relations with her husband. She wanted to offer him some money in appreciation, but the queen signalled to him not to accept it and he refused it. Then they left.

When it was time to send him into the world, Cashnaya was summoned to the queen’s private chamber and she told him it’s time for him to go into the world. She promised to enrich his would-be parents and be with him at all times. She affixed different rings in his fingers and toes; some of these rings, she tightened them like they were nuts.

She tied her hands and legs with a kind of cord. She opened a drawer and brought out a bottle and emptied its content on his palm. Then she began to chant an incantation. It was a long one. After she was done, the substance in his hand began to melt like ice and he became a bit unconscious and soon, he realized he too was melting and he continued melting till he melted into his mother’s womb.

Now in her womb, he didn’t eat for three days because his mother’s food was different from his (human flesh and blood). The queen observed this, so she began spiritually feeding him with a strange food that was neither flesh not blood and this continued till he was born.

When he was born, he had been told some events would happen and he laughed in his cot in anticipation. A nurse that was about to pick him up for circumcision was menstruating and she fell down on her face, unable to get up in the hall. Another nurse who wasn’t having her menses was called and she succeeded.

At this point, the author emphasized that the reason the queen of the coast had such a leeway in his family was because they weren’t Christians. Had it been there was a praying Christian in his family, it would have thwarted her plans.

Chapter 5: Mission Commissioned

Shortly after he was born, Kalu’s father began to prosper in his business; he won some contracts, built a primary school, had farms, built a Presbyterian church and was made an elder in the church inspite of his ignorance of the position. His family became wealthy as the queen had promised.

Kalu and his friends would usually go into the farms and bushes some evenings to look for snails. Some of the boys were caught stealing the other boys’ snails, so each boy decided to search for the snails on his own. While Kalu was looking for snails in the woods one evening, the queen appeared and called out to him from one of the trees.

She was gorgeously dressed and held a purse in her hand. She told him that his father had infuriated her by building a church for the community and she was going to retrieve all her riches from him. She flashed the content of the purse to him and dropped it in his snail sack. She told him that the money would be for his personal upkeep and was to be securely hidden from others.

She disappeared, and when Kalu looked into the sack, he realized the snails he picked had become bigger in size when the purse touched them. His friends were all amazed at how and where he found such big snails and tried to peep into his sack, but when they saw that Kalu wasn’t releasing his hold on the sack and was too serious, they let him go.

He hid the purse by burying it somewhere around the house. On another occasion when he was about to have a bath, the queen appeared to him again, this time standing on a cloud, and expressed her disappointment with his father’s decision to build a church with her wealth. She promised to withdraw her riches and warned Kalu never to reveal her plans to anyone or he will lose his life. Then she disappeared.

Soon enough, his father began to incur losses on his farm; his business was no longer prospering, and he eventually fell victim to swindlers which made him lose all his savings. From there, he began to start again from the scratch.

God’s Angels at Work

In several places in Scripture, we are shown how the angels of God work on behalf of God’s people and against their adversaries: both physical and spiritual.

We see angelic intervention in the lives of Christians – even after Pentecost – for the communication of God’s plans and purposes, deliverance from danger and judgement on the enemies of God (Acts 8:26; 12:5-7, 23 etc.).

In this article, I will share some true life experiences; some from mine and others from the testimonies of other Christians.

This is the first time I’m publicly sharing some of the personal stuff you will read in this piece, so I might not go into details. I just want to use them to gear up your faith in the power of God.

  1. Protection from a messenger of Satan

This happened a year after I began to walk closely with God, in 2004, to be precise.

I had formed a habit of praying every night before going to sleep. That night in April, I remember praying fervently against the operations of the powers of darkness.

That wasn’t my first time of praying these. Those days, I wasn’t even sure of what was fighting me, but the dream I had afterwards gave me a clue.

I don’t think I had slept up to 30 minutes, when I had this revelation. In it, I walked through our house and into the sitting room to see a lady there. This girl had the physical identity of a close family member, but I somehow knew in my spirit that she was diabolical.

She had a big earphone (similar to the one I used in listening to my favourite Christian music) plugged to her ears and it was connected to our stereo. She was listening to something.

I looked at my mum, but she was fast asleep on the couch (now I know what that means). I walked up to this girl and unplugged that earphone from the stereo. I then turned to go into my room which was close by.

Suddenly, I heard footsteps from behind me. As I turned to see who it was, I saw this girl about to pounce on me. This time, her form had changed; she now had fangs protuding from both sides of her mouth like the popular Dracula imagery.

In a flash, a tall man dressed in a white linen appeared between us and held her up like a tractor holding a car off the ground.

I stood back in amazement. Though this strong angel held her with just a hand, she was completely incapacitated as she struggled fruitlessly to be freed from his strong grip. Then I woke up, appreciating the Lord for His love for me.

Was that lady a demon associated with my family? Was she a human agent of Satan in my family? I will never know for sure (though I suspect the latter). But what I do know is that God protected me from her savage bloody rage.

2. “Beware of these things…”

I had this revelation mid 2006, in my late teens. I was on my Pre-Degree Science programme in the University at the time. I was much in prayer and intense study of the Word that year.

One night, in a dream, I saw myself back at home and I heard a knock on the door. When I opened it, I saw a young man standing there. He was dressed neatly and carrying a bag. His mien was like that of a preacher.

At first, I thought to myself, “Is he one of those fake ones, a Jehovah’s witness?” But without uttering a word, it suddenly flashed into my spirit that he was genuine. I quickly apologized for my mistake and he sweetly smiled and nodded in agreement.

He brought what looked like white slides or plaques. On the first one was written a word in capital letters, then he showed me the second one, on it was also written another word in capital letters. These words were sins/vices common to humanity.

On the third one, however, there was no word written on it, but a drawing, illustrating another sin. But it seems to have a double application. Then the dream cleared off.

Later as I prayed and asked the Lord for its meaning, it dawned on me that those things the angel showed me were things I must avoid in my life, particularly in years to come.

In retrospect, there are two interesting things here. One, some years later when I left the ways of the Lord, I now see that one of the things what led me astray was based on the first vice I was shown.

Two, in this present age of the social media, I now see how easy it is for me to be sucked into the second and third vices, but those warnings have helped me to be cautious in those areas.

3. The spirit of death vanquished

I had this experience in 2016. I saw myself in our family sitting room, relaxing on the first chair while my younger brother sat on the second chair. Then a tall, handsome man dressed smartly like a Navy officer walked in and moved close to where we were.

In that dream, I seem to know him from somewhere, because I had no inkling that he was a stranger. He was tall, so he easily reached his hands into the ceiling and brought out two owls nesting there – one from above my head and the other from above my brother’s.

The owls were flapping their wings and struggling, trying to escape from his grip, but he squashed them on the wall. I was shocked.

As he turned to leave, I got up from the chair and went after him. I asked, “Sir, how were you able to do that so effortlessly? But I was told that those who killed these animal familiars usually get killed?”

He looked at me with such love and understanding of my naivete and smiled without saying a word. Then he kept moving. And the dream cleared off.

There’s more to this story. Those owls represented the spirit of death. In any case, my naive question in that dream is a reflection of how our little human reasoning makes us want to figure out the supernatural or succumb to fear rather than faith.

About a year after this revelation, my brother and I were delivered from two separate happenstance that would have taken our lives. Glory to be to God.

4. Deliverance from spiritual assassins

This happened to a close family member who is an ordained minister. Let’s call her Funke. I narrate it here as she told it to me.

In 2006, Funke was ordained as a pastor and posted to a church branch. This church had been a troubled one almost from the time it was started in 1999 or so.

The church was not growing; its members were lukewarm and indifferent towards Christian living, and the last pastor had tendered his resignation after his wife died of cancer. He abruptly left the church in despair and was not heard from again.

Few months after Funke was posted there, she started to lead the church to pray aggressively and the powers of darkness fought in return. She began to experience demonic attacks – about four people (whose physical identity she knew) would pursue her in the dream with guns and shoot her.

Soon, she began to observe physical lumps growing on her breasts. She went for a scan which revealed them to be cysts and consulted a doctor. Though she knew this was a result of spiritual arrows, she also sought medical therapy.

After some sessions of spiritual warfare, the lumps disappeared. Then she had that dream again. As these people were pursuing her this time around, a man appeared and stood between her and these spiritual assassins. He also had a gun with which he shot each one of them in the head and the dream cleared away.

Since then, that nightmare never repeated itself, and soon, two of these agents of darkness, (long standing church members) physically stopped coming to the church. Funke was also transferred to another branch.

5. Rescued from kidnappers

This was a testimony relayed by a lady (I’ll call her Gloria) during a programme held in my family church in 2007.

Gloria was kidnapped by ritual murderers at a bank near Iwo Road, Ibadan. She vaguely remembered that a man walked up to her as she was leaving the bank premises, and asked her what time it was by her wrist watch. Then she took a look at her watch; that was all she could recall.

Gloria regained consciousness as she was being roughly dragged from a vehicle and forced into a room. She lost count of days.

Others victims were in the room too, incapacitated by hypnotism. These murderers would come into the room, select any of them and take them away. She never saw them again.

At a point, she was the only one left. After the last victim was taken out, the door to the room was left unlocked. It seemed far-fetched, because she didn’t hear the “click” sound the door always made each time it was closed.

Then she mustered some bravery and escaped that evening. It was dark, and after running for a while in the forest, she fell down in exhaustion and slept off. She woke up the next day and continued to try to find her way out of the forest.

Gloria finally saw a man who inquired of her and informed her that she was far from Ibadan (where she was kidnapped). He took her through a path to the main road, helped her flag down a vehicle and talked with the driver (she didn’t hear the content of their discussion) who conveyed her right back to Ibadan.

I have no doubts that the man Gloria met in that forest was an angel of God.

6. The invisible helpers in spiritual warfare

The next three stories are taken from Paul Ivbarue’s book, Deliverance: The Children’s Bread (House of Grace Publications, 2000, pp. 38-40).

I have known Pastor Paul since 2001 and I have been under his ministration. He has been (and is being) used by God in the ministry of healing and deliverance.

“Some 8 years ago at Oyo town, we were ministering deliverance to a sister. We were four, plus the sister, making five altogether. The demons in her spoke through her mouth, inviting other demons to come and attack us as the fire of prayers was too much for them to bear. The next words we heard from the sister’s mouth was: “You mean you cannot attack them because they are too many? No! They are only four, attack them and help us!”

“Immediately, it dawned on us that truly there were many heavenly angels around us to protect us during the ministration.

“A woman came for our Wednesday deliverance clinic, and the power of God touched her. She was on the floor for about 30 minutes.

“Later she testified that while on the floor, two men in white overall like doctors (angels) took her on a stretcher and wheeled her to a beautiful theatre where there were other doctors (as she called them) who began to operate her womb.

“She said when the operation was completed, the two men wheeled her back and placed her on the floor. It was then she opened her eyes.”

“We were in a meeting in Lagos, and our Father in the Lord, Rev. Kayode Kolawole was ministering. The power of God touched a sister among others. She started shouting “Give me my brain! Give me my brain!!” I moved to where the sister was and laid hands on her commanding her brain where it is hidden to be returned to her.

“Later, this sister came to me to say that when the command was being given, she saw an angel with a flaming sword cut down a big tree and there she saw her brain being held by a man under the tree. The angel ordered the man to return her brain to her and he did and fled.

“She said she was preparing to [write] her School Certificate (W.A.S.C) the third time. The ones she did were not successful despite her preparation. I then prayed with her and assured her that God has delivered her and this time around, she will succeed in her exams.”

7. A satanist arrested by angels

The following account is taken from Evangelist Kalu Abosi’s book, Born Twice: From Demonism to Christianity. In this book, he narrated his past sojourn in the kingdom of darkness and how he was caught in the net of the Lord Jesus to witness for Him.

This is the most informative book authored by an ex-satanist (published in the early 1990s) I’ve read so far exposing the infrastructure of Satanism in Africa. Unfortunately, it’s now out of print.

The part I am relaying is his encounter with the angels of God during an occult assignment in Abiriba, Abia State.

One day, at about 4:30am, while he was having sex with his “spiritual mother”, the Queen of the Coast (she would transform into a girl of about his age whenever they had intercourse), the entire palace began to shake.

They had to disengage and she changed back into her real form. At her command, their screen showed where the quake was coming from: a Christian man was preaching the gospel (“morning cry”) around Ameke Square.

Whenever the gospel of Jesus Christ is being proclaimed in the physical world, it causes ripples in the realm of darkness.

The queen began to chant 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 that preacher into natural water. It was a deadly occult weapon.

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, as he was about catching up with him, suddenly, two angels appeared and we’re 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 one who is 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 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 and untied him. By then, the day had dawned, and after an initial frustrated attempt, he chanted an incantation that took him back home.

We Christians simply have no idea of the invisible battles that take place in the spirit realm with each step we take for Christ. But let me assure you, if you are with Christ, God’s angels will protect you. But if you are not in Christ, you will not be protected.