Tuesday, 4 October 2016

How i escaped death on the eve of my birthday

Awwwwh guys i want to thank you all for the love you showed me yesterday. I appreciate the calls, the messages, and the gifts may God bless you all. Now, i know i am loved. Thanks so much.
So i'd love to share a near death experience i had few years ago on the eve of my birthday.

It was on the second day of October, 2010. The day like every other day started with an attitude of thanksgiving and high expectations.

It was my birthday eve and as usual i was both excited and anxious praying the clock to tick faster and wishing that the sun go down faster.

So was my mood when i left home for my office full of life and wearing a contagious smile all day.

After the close of work which seems like forever to me, i set out for an evening service in church i think it was our week of spiritual emphasis and that service was a communion service. I attended and also partake in the communion.

But in the midst of this smile i was wearing, something seems to be different, some kind of feeling that i couldn't yet figure out. I knewi was happy but that weird feeling is what i didn't understand.

Am one who love celebrating special moments, birthdays, anniversaries etc they mean a lot to me but somehow behind the laughter, the anxiety that day, there was this fear of death.

The thought became so strong that the picture was now appearing very beautiful and ideal to me. I began to think that the eve of my birthday should be the best day to die, I began to imagine how sweet and unique it will sound unique to say she passed on on her birthday eve.

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Permit me to say at this point guys, that whatever battle you cannot win in your thoughts, you cannot win physically. As much as i was battling with this devilish thoughts a stronger part of me was not in agreement with that arrangement of death. I was constantly rebuking it and telling myself how i am yet to fulfill destiny and touch lives which has been a dream i have carried for long.

I got home from church that evening and met power outage as usual. I greeted my family who was on the balcony relaxing obviously because of the heat inside. I went inside with the intention to quickly shower. I lite a candle so i can undress and shower then join my siblings outside.

In my room then, i have a plastic chair and a reading table also plastic on which i placed the candle stand. How i suddenly fell asleep in the midst of undressing, is something i can't tell till this day what i knew next is i suddenly jolted up from my bed by a force i later understood to be the power of God, to see fire everywhere.

This whole scenario shouldn't be up to five minutes o. The candle stand fell on the reading table, burnt the table and entered the bed which was not so close by anyways and began burning the bed even up to the pillow i was laying on. Part of my weave was already on fire when i suddenly jerked up. In all of this, my family outside didn't even know what was happening.

Friends that was how i would have burnt to death on the eve of my birthday. The next sunday as shy as i was then, i testify on the winners altar in sapele road branch for the first time.

Today am alive, full of life and potentials with each year of my life getting better than the previous.

So tell me guys, have you had a near death experience that you would like to share with us? Please hit the comment section let's connect or send me a mail on if you want your story on the blog.
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  1. Wow!The devil is a liar, the bible says with long life will he satisfy us.its better not imagined.I also have a similar experience but that was when I was preparing for my 400 level exam, I slept off while reading the candle was on,it burnt my books,my table,the smore alead engulfed my cubicle. .something woke me, and the sleep was just 5minutes ooo

    1. Can you imagine?? God is indeed faithful and we must fulfill destiny in Jesus name.

  2. You shall not die. You're a winner always and we never know a better yesterday so shall it be with you and in all your endeavors.
    Mine was an accident few days to a supposed special event in my life but God prevailed. Hallelujah

    1. Amen dear. That was the first time i ever shared a testimony in winners lolz. Why aren't you updating your blog?

  3. When the devil smells greatness from afar, he strikes. Thank God he failed. Your best days are ahead, sweetie.

    I've had many near death experience. I blogged about 11times I almost died .

    1. Hmmmm thank God for your life dear 11? Mine is three but focused on that because it's eve to my bd and am still thanking God for adding another year to my years.

  4. How can a covenant daughter of Zionsville die like a roasted goat? Never. God is too faithful to allow his previous own go without fulfillment. Am happy ur alive and making impacts in pples lives and even mine. More years is ur and death is far from u. Amen.

    1. Thanks dear and amen to your prayers. Please visit again.

  5. Wow! This is an amazing testimony. The lord kept you. He is faithful
    I wish you long life and prosperity.

  6. Glory to God. its really a life time experience you may never forget. Wishing you all the best in life.

  7. All thanks be to God for protecting you at that moment and making you to witness today.
    I can't really remember mine, i guess i must have so very young that only parents can recall

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  10. I thank God for your life,.
    God is truly awesome.


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