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How Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola prophesied my birth- Former Governor Olusegun Osoba

Chief Olusegun Osoba

By 'Gbenga Bankole

Former Governor of Ogun State and one of the founding fathers of All Progressives Congress who turned 81 years on July 15, 2020 Chief Olusegun Osoba, has explained how the first General Evangelist of Christ Apostolic Church, Worldwide, Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola prophesied his birth.


At a session with select journalists held recently, the two times former governor of Ogun State, Chief Olusegun Osoba pointed out one factor that kept him going on the bumpy, rough journey of life.


Right there, he acknowledged the role of his father, Pa Babatunde Osoba, who according to him was God’s rock upon which his foundation was built. He, also, recognised the doggedness of his mother, Remilekun Osoba, whose unflinching support made his academic pursuit a huge success at the time only few had access to formal education.


As fundamental as the roles of his parents were, Osoba then revealed that his birth was divine. Before his birth, Osoba’s parents had lost two children, who did not survive beyond infancy. Obviously burdened with the agony of losing two children, his mother had a prophetic encounter with the Apostle Babalola, who by providence happened to be Osoba’s maternal uncle.


To the glory of God, Apostle Babalola prophesied Osoba’s birth, a much-needed intervention, which the former Governor said, put an end to child mortality in the life of his parents. He, then, told the session what his father shared with him about his birth and christening.


“At my christening, my parents chose the names Tanimanwo and Oluwasegun. But my father told me that the great Apostle advised him to stick to Oluwasegun, because he predicted my birth.


"Unlike the first two children of my mother, who died at their infancy, Apostle Babalola prophesied that I would survive all spiritual vicissitudes of life. Oluwasegun means God has conquered or God is victorious,” Osoba said, reliving how his father explained the circumstances that preceded his birth."


Apart from prophesying his conception, Osoba spent quality time with the Apostle Babalola while growing up. He acknowledged that the prophet raised him along the path of godliness and righteousness. In the memoir, Osoba wrote: “Whenever I spent my holiday with Apostle Babalola in Efon Alaye, Ekiti State, I often went on crusades with him and on his missionary journey.” Now cruising his path to the club of nonagenarians, the power that prophesied his birth is still effectual and working wonders in the life of this illustrious Egba son. At every phase of his life, the power of God’s words that defined his existence had distinguished him in academic pursuit, profession and politics, having served in different capacities for over four decades."

3 comments:

  1. Glory be to God almighty. Prophetic resides in apostolic doctrines. There is no doubt about that. Let us prophesy good things to our children and generations yet unborn.The spiritual controls the physical. It is well with us.

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  2. Glory be to God almighty. Prophetic resides in apostolic doctrines. There is no doubt about that. Let us prophesy good things to our children and generations yet unborn.The spiritual controls the physical. It is well with us.

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  3. And now you see a youth ignoring the office of a Prophet. I pity this generation

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