What All Travellers Must Know About Odun Moko Festival Celebrated in ONDO Town

There is this festival they celebrate every year in Ondo town , they call it “ odun – moko” meaning “ it is a festival that is supposed to be
performed by every maiden in the town such that you are under a compulsory house arrest for at least 12 hours but any maid who
disobeys might end up being childless . This is what this festival represents. However , it came to me as a surprise that last year ’s celebration coincided with the Sabbath day; i was surprised because of the heraldic
nature of humans . It was not just a coincidence but a test of Christian credentials .
However it was only a few who had the right spiritual understanding to understand that it was a test that is meant to separate an
hypocrite from a Christian but so many put their Christian faith into question all because they couldn ’ t say YES to JESUS when the
ovation was becoming obfuscate . They could not just blot their copybook instead ; they were
blotting on the landscape that can only offer ugliness . People were presented with choices to make today , a few made the right choice
but many made the wrong choice , some could not say . I belong to Jesus even at those critical t – junctures where you advertise the
God you truly know and serve without having to pay for advertisement but some also use
the opportunity very well by convincing “ odun – mokoites ” on the need to serve a beautiful
God that is not comparable to their own god . That is the only positive we can relish as people who resides in Ondo -town Unfortunately , some people couldn ’ t go to church today because they have fear in the
god that have ears and yet cannot hear, it has nose but it cannot do the normal smelling business , they belief in the deceit of the enemy, they belief in norms and traditions
instead of believing in the commandments of God. They are just misplacing priority , they
fear god but disrespect God who created all creatures. They have forgotten the names of God. Too much familiarity . Is it because he
said I am slow to anger and plenteous in mercy? Why the familiarity with God that we
could be so bold to forsake the gathering of the righteous for the reference of the works
of men ? In fact, statistics showed that today ’ s service to God recorded a low turnout of worshippers in Ondo town . Unlike before , people tend to go to churches more on Sunday but reverse was the case today in Ondo -town . Many Christians
failed the test of faith and maturity. They acted like carnal Christians and yet they claim to have been born-again for about one to three
decades now , if not more but no proof of Christianity in them. Will Jesus abandon the gathering of the saints for the honour of a
small god ? Ask yourself. Honestly , you have failed this city . They have committed a sin of idolatry against God . I just hope the victims of
hypo-criticality will be sober and ask God for forgiveness. For God sake , this is just a canteen culture , why do people add so much
importance to it ; they tend to preach the gospel of “ giving unto Caesar what belongs to
Caesar” without remembering that God also mandated us to keep the Sabbath day Holy. This is what I call spiritual ignorance.
This column is just showing his
discontentment on what I term misplaced priority , I am not bloviate neither am I an island of knowledge. In any world I find
myself, I will always speak highly of Ondo indigenes, they have cerebral competence and their all -round acumen is great but even with
that, you find these two peculiarities with any Ondo indigene . These are first , they are
extremely gregarious , very hospitable but they also like social gatherings , some call it
“ afefeyeye” in fact , and they can spend their last penny on events not minding whether they go insolvent nor go bankrupt . They just like to please people not minding the cost . You can
proof me otherwise. Secondly , they believe in mixing “ god ” with “ God ” , they do not see anything bad in ignoring God to serve idol. Can darkness and light collaborate ? However , few of them are trying but many of them still fall short in terms of trying but honestly that is
their makeup . These are the views I have about them , if you do not believe their peculiarity, and then believe their anachronism. Salvation is free but discipleship
is costly; our discipleship is being questioned once again because we have failed in our primary assignment to him. What happened in Ondo -town suggests that . I hope one day we will henceforth be a practical Christian not aprofessional Christian.


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