Once upon a time, a king lived in Nigeria, the
Southwestern part, Ibadan, to be precise. This
King stood for Christ and shut the mouth of the
Oba Sir Isaac Babalola Akinyele, KBE (18 April
1882 – 30 May 1964) was the first educated
Olubadan (non-hereditary traditional ruler) of
Ibadan, and the second Christian to ascend the
I read about Oba Akinyele, the first CAC (Christ
Apostolic Church) President, the king who stopped
using his cap.
In those days, no one dared to confront satan or
his institutions in the kingdom of Ibadan, the
tradition in those days could not outrightly be
separated from satanism.
Human sacrifice and other occult practices were
The king after accepting Jesus, ordered the
abolition of many of the occultic practices.
He stood his ground despite the opposition from
almost the whole Ibadan land. He stood for Jesus,
believing Him without an iota of doubt.
One day after settling disputes brought to the
palace in the presence of the chiefs, unknown to
him that charms have been sprinkled on his seat
before he came in.
He couldn’t stand up from the seat as he was
glued to the chair. The chiefs began to mock him.
‘Where is your God? but you claimed that He has
all powers. Let Him come and rescue you now’
The King looked at them and he started reciting
Psalm 24 and at the end, he said “I rise up in the
name of Jesus”, and moved his body, and
immediately the charm was nullified.
The chiefs went home ashamed, some of them
later gave their lives to Jesus.
Another one was a year that a horse was to
convey him to a ceremony, unknown to him, the
occults in the city had placed a charm on the
horse. They employed drummers who beat the
drum with charms to make the horse die while
carrying the King.
Actually the standing order was that horse must
not fall nor die while conveying the king, else the
king would be rejected. The whole city was
watching as the horse began to misbehave and
started crying with water gushing out of its eyes.
Fear gripped the whole city, the occult men were
already jubilating that the king’s end has come.
Baba David Babajide and other young evangelists
at the scene began to sing…
“agbara Re ga ju ti ota lo oooo, imo Re ga ju tesu lo, Olorun ko seun ti ni o, oso aiye kan kole di o lona ise Re, agbara Re ga ju ti ota lo.”
(Meaning …… “your power is greater than the
enemy, your knowledge is higher than the devil.
You’re the God of all possibilities, no sorcerer can
stop you. Your power is greater than the
The crowd chorused the song started by Baba
Babajide, dew began to fall during mid day, the
horse began to walk majestically, crying like a
When Baba, Oba Akinyele was conveyed to the
end and the horse neither fell nor died, the
charmers had no choice than to surrender to the
Kingship of Jesus and since that day, they
stopped attacking Oba Akinyele.
RAW faith provoke RAW miracles.
May we return to this era of tearing down the
kingdom of the devil with RAW faith like our
fathers of old.