Reviewed by Ajibare Abioye
The Defender told Baba Abejoye early in Season 3 not to be angry at anyone, not to fight with anyone, not to be unforgiving and to be fervent in prayers. Surely, these instructions are relevant to us too?
Hey there, folks! You’re welcome to the penultimate part of my reviews for Abejoye Season 4.
So, I was excited that the scene from the preview of this episode shown last week involving Oganwo came so early in Episode 3. After watching Oganwo’s attack again, I thought the Lord would rain fire and brimstone, but what followed brought tears to my eyes – that sight of Baba on the floor telling KKY to calm down was beautiful. This brought to my purview once again that this gospel of Jesus Christ is a message of peace and love. I half-expected that I would make shouts of victory after a fierce battle that would display the Almighty’s power, but instead, though the victory was still won, it was achieved through the Holy Spirit’s fruits of patience and humility, sincere forgiveness and release from the heart. This victory gave me an understanding I didn’t have before of the armour of God.
Baba Abejoye was armed with the Sword of the Spirit, the word of instruction that God had given him in Season 3. It wasn’t just the knowledge of that word but the application of it that influenced his reaction to Oganwo’s misdeed; Baba had learnt from his experience with Oluwo Afopina and co. It’s an amazing thing when people expect you to respond to situations as your old self but instead, you do as Jesus would. Olayiotan did the righteous thing by not repaying evil for evil and it was this peaceful disposition that won his enemies over. A scripture this situation illustrates is Proverbs 16:7 which says that when a man’s ways please the Lord, God makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
A symbol of the change that Baba has undergone is for me the contrast between the opening song of Season 2 which literally spells Abejoye’s name and praises him, and this season, which rather, eulogises God the Almighty.
There’s quite a bit of enlightening exposition in this episode. Baba has done what the Great Commission commands us to do – he’s made a disciple of Kinkin-yinun, who herself is willing. When KKY wonders about mistakes on her walk of faith, Baba makes it make it known that, like Proverbs 24:16 says, though a righteous man falls seven times, he will rise up, but the wicked stumble in the time of disaster and collapse.
In this episode, Abejoye gets two new disciples, and both are won over because of his new lifestyle. Right from Season 2, there has been the mention of the old or former Olayiotan and the new one, and that’s how it should be; in time, there should be recognizable changes. Sometimes, it’s more of our actions than our words that let people know Whom we carry. The Bible says in Galatians 2:20 that our old selves have been crucified with Christ and so, it is no longer we who live but Christ who lives in us. Abejoye is virtually unrecognizable because it is the Lord Jesus Whom his old acquaintances don’t know that is now living as the Prince of Peace through him. This is what Oganwo and Kabiyesi see that brings them to the Lord’s side. I’d like to talk a bit about the happenings at the palace here.
The council of chiefs, as well as the Council of African traditionalists, does a lot of talking, analyzing Baba’s every move but they can’t seem to figure it out his Source. Asipa in particular, played very well by Adefila Edward, seems to have an unrepentant heart and is very influential with his opinions. His false notions are believed by Kabiyesi for a while but the king eventually thinks through and sees that beyond reasonable doubt, Abejoye is a changed man. This brings about one of my favourite scenes in this episode which reminded me the narrative of Saul and the Witch of Endor, as well as the story of Jesus and Nicodemus.
I see something deep about the King because in his dialogue, he lets us know things are not running smoothly in Ajibogun; he says that the land needs peace and that rituals had been carried out to no avail. For me, it’s like he wants his people to thrive and has now seen that he does not have the power to accomplish it. Maybe he sees his need for what Abejoye has more because he is a leader; I think this is what all leaders in every sector need to realize too – that it’s Jesus they need, and it’s God they need to trust, in order to govern successfully. King Solomon asked God for the wisdom to rule God’s people and God gave him, along with wealth, riches and honour he didn’t ask for. Like Solomon, Kabiyesi also seeks wisdom but he is getting something infinitely better; he’s gotten Jesus who is Himself the wisdom of God, and Jesus has assured us that if we seek His kingdom first, all other things will be added to us.
Alright, we’ve come to the end of this review. The season finale comes up next Sunday, January 10, 2021 on Damilola Mike-Bamiloye channel on YouTube. I must commend the remarkable promptness in the release of each episode for the past three weeks. God bless the Mount Zion Faith Ministries and Flaming Sword Ministries International for this. My review for it will be out on Monday, January 11, 2021, at 8pm GMT; so, watch out for it.
Till the next article, stay blessed.
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