Gun shot, carcass on the war front, the injured are lying helplessly in the hands of the medics. Desolation, arrogance, pride and hate fill the air. Allies and country FRIENDS call for revenge and our throat thirst for blood. The ground is messier than ever with blood.
Suddenly, I as the general on this side is tired of fighting, I have lost many soldiers, got several surgery to remove bullets, I almost died, I am thinking for how long will this war go on. Can’t these allies of ours bring us to table to dialogue and end this war? They have commercialized this war; they sell bullet, armored tanks, drones and ammunitions to us, while our men die in battle. They enjoy the money, smile and live in love with their own people and spouse, while we are at war.
Yesterday, I got a letter that was unaddressed. The writing communicate like you are interested in dialogue and peace. After security analysis from allies and experts the letter was deemed irrelevant, because it was not addressed and our experts think you wrote it to another General you are at war with. I holla at your territory to observe your body language toward peace but you did not show up. I was made to know this could be a trap for ambushed. I was encouraged to continue the WAR. Our guards are ready as ever, new drones and rocket launchers just arrived this morning. We have ordered some incredible and gigantic warship, our soldiers are motivated but I AM TIRED OF WAR General DAE.
As I look at my table, I see proposals from different Generals like you for communion and international RELATIONSHIP, they look juicy but I can’t quickly forget the good old days of our friendship and relationship. I hope you remember those days too…
I lay on my bed, I am tired, weary and thinking of the dead, the people we have made homeless, the number of women we have made widows, how about the amputees and children we have both made orphans. Are you not TIRED OF WAR? If you are, then we must not shy away from dialogue, let put a stop and hurt to this war.
There is no need for blood spilling and shedding again. Let put our allies to shame and make this tie a forever for life in peace, love and happiness.
Dear General Dae, I will give it a deep thought on my own, I will expect a reply to this letter General DAE. If you want my men to seize fire for you to give this dialogue a thought, please let me know as soon as possible. Our seize fire will not mean removing all guards and our flag hoisted in your territory we have conquered. I know this is pretty hard for both of us, but you got to step out and give it a thought on your own.
RESPECT IN WAR FOR PEACE.
Signed by The EAGLE WAR LORD AND GENERAL.
As a young Christian, you have heard the sermon of Joseph(the prime minister) and Mary(the mother of Jesus), how they remained chaste and God blessed them in return. You also want God’s blessing, so you decided you were going to live a chaste life like they did.
Good, the journey started as a child but the real battle started as a teenager, your body started calling for what you cannot give it. It is hungry like your stomach, it desires food and its food is SEX. Can anyone in the bid to fill hunger, eat poison. Having sex outside marriage is poison! When we eat and get satisfied, does that eliminate hunger in future, NO! Alas! Having sex is the step to having another sex.
My journey thus far was inspired by my mother and my religious background. I had friends who were all sexually active. I aided them in getting their victim but refused to act like them. I knew all the technique but was not interested in defiling myself. Yes I did not, but I am guilty of accomplice. Ask my friend, will you marry any of the girls you had sex with? The answer is a blatant NO! Hey Sis and Bro, Sex will not make him/her love you more, it is a big lie.
For me, it has been rough, I do not even know how I stumbled to be here still standing. Not that I have never tried to but I have always wanted a future so different and outstanding.
I eventually found someone I love deeply after God’s leading. When i say God’s leading, i know what i am saying. She is cute, loving, caring, intelligent and cynosure of all eye. She is a Christian, tongue speaking, holy ghost filled but we put ourselves in a very tight situation, we did everything that precede sex but did not have sex. Mind you, everything that precedes sex is SIN, if you are not married. Why are you pouring fuel in the engine you do not want to start. Rather than our love to get stronger, today we are way apart. That is what SIN and premarital sex can do to even people who genuinely love each other. I have always thought I will get stronger as I get older. That is not the case; rather the temptation is more frequent and harder. It has become tougher and daunting.
I honestly regret every action behind those close doors, I am not proud of it, but grace kept me standing. Hey, you justify that kissing, smooching, fingering is no SEX, you are a bloody liar. Every activity that leads to sex is sex. I repeat, why are you pouring fuel in the engine you do not have intent to start?
God’s love is unchanging, he desire we present our body a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to him…which is our only reasonable service. The result of my action was guilt, depression, sadness, fear and most of all a separation from my love.
Dear, why are you drinking poison every day in the form of premarital sex? Why are you killing yourself and saying it is enjoyment. Premarital sex kills.
I have renewed my vow and now taking it again. In between 3-5 years, I will get married, I will walk down the aisle with my Queen, I will wait patiently for her. She is priceless, her worth more than rubies, the glory of her husband, the keeper of her home, she overcome her enemies at the city gate, the explanation of God’s beauty. The road has not been easy but I am willing by God’s grace to cross the finish line.
If you have messed up, he loves you, if you have not yet messed up but you are not born again, please give your life to Jesus as your Lord and savior. Jesus loves you so much.
Great to have you here Kings and Queens. You are the best of your kind that God has created. You are priceless; you are the solution to this world. Before and after you no one will be better than you. Therefore, let no one make you feel less of yourself. You came alone, you will go alone. No one is as important in your journey as God.
Why should your father, mother, sister, brother, pastor, boyfriend, girlfriend, aunt, uncle, neighbor, boss, or anybody want your hymen or want to have sex with you? No price is worth you? Sometimes we may get carried away by emotions but we must be disciplined enough to control and WAIT! We may be weird and be in our beast mode but we must allow the word of God dwell in us richly to conquer our emotions to wait for the purpose of God on our life in marriage.
Have ever thought girl, what is the function of the hymen in the body? Yes, for what purpose? I can say it emphatically that science says it got no purpose. It only purpose was to be a sign of God desire for us to wait till our marriage night. It is God speaking to us to close-up and WAIT!
Can you just WAIT for sex? God desire we offer ourselves a living sacrifice worthy and acceptable to him, this is our only reasonable service.
If you live a chaste life with Christ in you the hope of glory then you have offered your life as a sacrifice to God. Jesus is the real deal. His life given into our spirit has transformed us to become an Ekklesia (selected one).
If you have been broken, no worries, Jesus still love you the way you are, you have made great mistake, He desires to show you agape love, a love unconditional, he wants to pour out himself on you, come to him and be free from your guilt, shame and death.
Action Key: I vow to stay chaste to my marriage as Christ was sinless to save and take the church as a bride from sin and death. I accept him as my Lord and Saviour.
Continue rejoicing in his peace till we meet again. Jesus loves you.
I had sex and so what? I had sex but I am not proud of it, I had sex but I regret it, I had premarital sex when I was in darkness, I had sex when I was fulfilling the lust of the flesh. I messed up. Yes, I lost control and I am still not proud of it, but Jesus waited.
Jesus found me in my mess, he cleaned me up, and he loved me before I came to him. He invited me like the woman by the well. He quenched my thirst with the living water and not sex. He fed me with bread of life and not pornography, masturbation or same sex immorality. He showed me his amazing grace. He killed my addiction with his affectionate and affirmative words he gently spoke into my spirit.
I wish I knew what I know now. I wish I was not deflowered. I wish I was not broken, but it is okay. I have made a vow to stay chaste and pure till my wedding night. It is 5 years down the line without sex. I am enjoying his grace, his marvelous joy, peace unlimited, blessings without bound, I have a fulfilling job with a handsome pay. I am engage to the best spouse in the world, though we are tempted on every side by the devil but we are fighting, resisting and wining by His grace. We are getting married later this year. I am a bundle of testimonies, since I found my new love; Jesus.
Jesus loves you still, even if you have messed up, he calls out to you, he can make you clean, pure and acceptable. The devil will put fear in you and remind you of your past, but Jesus love you still. His love is boundless. He wants to shower his amazing Grace and favour on you. He is waiting for you and patiently.
You can close your eyes where you are and say a sincere and heart felt prayer. Confess and forsake your sin. Promise him to live chaste and pure till you get married. Tell him you will not engage in premarital sex. Ask for His grace to win all your battle. Ask him to be your Lord and Saviour.
Welcome to the family of God, where we experience Agape LOVE of God.
I had sex and so what because I know better now and I found Jesus. I am a new creature and heaven bounded. I am a Light to my world.
You can’t wait for sex, why can’t? Is there really nothing bad about sex? What is the craze for sex about? Is premarital sex worth it? Why should I wait?
I know sex is a very controversial subject across the world, yet it is what we should not shy away from. I am not speaking as a perfect being, but as a colleague in the struggle. I sometimes are overwhelmed by my emotions and urge. I am not only a writer here but also affected person. I am not trying to judge anyone here but share the truth.
I wonder why there is a lunch of missile against our sexuality. Why do the world see whoever want to stand right as an outcast, weird or abnormal. When did we lose it, where did evil become good, wicked become kind and abnormal become normal.
Why have sex before marriage become norm? when you risk physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual hazard. Why are you playing with the serpent and expecting no sting. Why do you want to be thrown into the den of scorpions without been bitten. Hepatitis B, HIV/AIDS and STIs are on the menu list of premarital sex. Unwanted pregnancy is a part of the meal served on the table of premarital sex. Why do you want to shake hands with stress and depression; the number one killer, it is killing more people then HIV/AIDs now. What is the distinction between man and animal when we behave like animals, we want to have sex uncontrollable like animals, and we even make comparison of ourselves with animals in the case of homosexuality and lesbianism? If science proves animal does, sorry I am not an animal; I am made in God’s image. Our being is different. Whenever the world throws us into the bracket of making wrong choice a norm, then the world has automatically withdrawn the right to choose from us.
Sex is not bad in itself. It is good when it is within the marriage confine. This past year I had the most stressful and depressed year because of losing guard on my sex/purity life. Only GRACE sustained me and my partner. We give glory to God.
Many times, sexually active teenagers or young adults are stressed, depressed, addicted, and vulnerable to violence and crime. Why do you want to take this big risk? When you can wait a little and enjoy sex legally.
The number 1 cause of stress is relationship. Ask the married man or woman, who is married and it is not working, it is always a long sad story of love and heart break.
Why is the media, print, visual and adverts targeted at arousing our emotions through sexuality? It is high time we as young men and women take charge of our sexuality and offer it has a sacrifice to God. We have to and must say NO TO SEX UNTILL MARRIAGE. We must say yes to purity. Standing in gap like Joseph, Daniel, Mary, Esther, Timothy and others pays.
I am not in the capacity to boast, it is God’s grace that has kept this writer for 26 years counting. I have not regretted my decision one day; it has been a long journey, the more I go the steeper it is. I surely know he has my future in his hand and he is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that I(You) ask or think.
Dare to be different, and stand for purity. You may have messed up, you can be clean by the blood on the Calvary, if only you look, confess, forsake and live. You can be made whole again and made spotless.
To you who is still standing, beware!!! Least you fall. The race is not for the swift, neither for the strong…
Beware! Sex is a covenant, it is powerful, it is a seal, it is a vow, it is an exchange, it is a commitment and it is God’s gift.
Save yourself from the physical and spiritual stress, say NO TO SEX UNTILL MARRIAGE.
Waoh! My Hadassah
Beautiful at heart beyond description
Inspiration beyond comparison
Creativity at it optimum
Blessed are you Hadassah
Black is your heritage
Excellence is your second name
Natural is the sweetest smell of your Eden
Oh my Hadassah
Oh! My heart beats for you
My thought are racing
My blood is rising
My hands are shaking
My mouth is speaking
My eyes are looking
All are anxious for the sight of your adorable charm.
Wisdom in silence
Thoughtful in action
Honesty in dealings
faithful yet unstable
Perfectly imperfect, Hadassah.
Jungle’s are meant for Lions
You are a Lioness
Palace are meant for kings
You are a queen.
It is the generation of lions that Roars
You have roared, the jungle heard.
Shook and it is at stand still.
It is the generation of eagles that scream
You have screamed
All birds are in their Nest.
Hadassah! Wisdom to comprehend
My hands are all open
Waiting for thy embrace
My doors are not closed
It is your home
Now, I am ready to listen to your cry
To plead your cause
Ask to half of my kingdom
I am ready
Beautiful and Adorable Hadassah
Charming and Alluring Hadassah
Diligent and Active Hadassah
Come home, your king is waiting…….
Writing by Akinnike Michael
Painting by Frank Morrison