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My Childhood Spiritual Experiences… ~ By Charles Awuzie

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I was born into The Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim Church – one of the most feared spiritual denominations in Nigeria. At the age of 7, the prophet in our village branch said God asked him to mentor me in the prophetic ministry… He would place my hands in a bowl of water and the water will immediately turn ‘blood’ and he would sprinkle the congregants with the red liquid…

He would bury my body and allow my head to hang above soil level for days in the name of ‘cooking me spiritually’… After that, I could see lucky numbers and elders of the community would hire me to pick numbers for them which qualified them to take the next Sunday’s village contributions home… I was tagged the child with the golden luck…

My uncle was the representative of Olumba Olumba Olumba – the most feared occultic denomination in Nigeria and he lived next to my house in the village… Dee Kanu was his name. Growing up, everyone feared his house because it was believed that O.O.O sprayed human blood on anyone who enters my uncle’s house…

Even though we were neighbors, we avoided his house – except ME. I would sneak into my uncle’s house and lure my cousin to open the temple for me…. I would open their most revered elements in the temple in search of their so called secret powers…

But I found the same kind of red liquid which my own senior prophet had claimed was blood of Jesus when he used my fingers to turn water into ‘blood’…

As young as I was, I knew those men were playing tricks…. I knew that they kept talking about blood to appear DEEPLY SPIRITUAL when it was mere water which was turned red with coloring substances….. So I stopped fearing my uncle – who was a top O. O. O priest. Fear died in me at that age…

When my extended family’s gods were brought to my father’s house as my dad is currently the oldest man in the Umuoke clan, I kicked the idols, ate some of the meet sacrificed to it and told them to calm down because their gods understands that Charles Awuzie is a bigger God.

Understand that I am not disputing the reality of spiritual powers… I’ve seen more than I can ever tell but to be honest with you, 90% of what you call spiritual powers demonstrated by Native Doctors, Pentecostal Prophets, Orthodox PROPHETS, sangomas, magicians, Occultic men, etc. are mere TRICKS and Mind Brainwashing gimmicks to make you FEAR THEM.

Fear is the major weapon of falsehood and F. E. A. R means False Evidence Appearing Real….

When I got saved in Iheorji Secondary School, I had a genuine spiritual encounter with the Holy Spirit and I saw the difference between the manipulation I saw in the prophetic/occultic denominations and the genuine manifestation of The Spirit of God.

The Spirit of God doesn’t Plant Fear…. The spirit of God doesn’t play tricks…. The Spirit of God Inspires Hope, Love and Peace….. But the spirit with which my uncle’s occultic church and my then family church operated with instilled fear by using tricks.

In 1998, when the Presbyterian Church came to my village, I pulled my parents out of the Cherubim and Seraphim church and now they are both Preaching Elders in their new denomination. Unfortunately, their only fear today is the fear of missing payments of tithes.

Now you know a bit of what I was born into, can you please stop using your papa’s anointing to threaten me? Do you know that some of us were buried for days when we didn’t know the truth?

Please calm down…

The only thing I fear today is My Conscience.

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