FOR THE FIRST 20YEARS OF MY LIFE, I NEVER SIGHTED A TELEVISION LET ALONE WATCHING ONE – ISAAC FEMI AKINTUNDE

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ISAAC FEMI AKINTUNDE (Gospel films)

Evangelist Isaac Femi-AKINTUNDE, a well-known and respected gospel drama minister known far and near for acting, script writing and directing shared on his Facebook timeline how things turn beautiful after a film show organized at one of the annual programmes at his hometown.

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When I was younger…

Many memories keep on floating across my busy mind. Trials of various relationships of the past to the presence has caused virtual incoherence over the years because much meaning has not been read. The connection between a vital part of my past in relation to this present day has been found and sharing with you would be a brakeless adventure.

When I was much younger, I remember some individuals coming into our small hamlet from the big cities in the federation. Their intention (whether sub or main) was to give us the opportunity to see movies that we have never seen or even had the thoughts of seeing. I quite remember that visual projection by any means was more like Gold then and the opportunity was sprung at by many children in the vicinity including me. Different people came through to show movies to us back then. Christians, Missionaries and NTC (Nigerian Tobacco company – who educated us on how to plant and process tobacco in the community. They showed us foreign movies) One movie title brought by the Missionaries which is a foreign gospel movie was “BURNING HELL” and from the title, you could deduce that the movie was brought by Christians who cared about the salvation of people most especially in the rural areas where I belong. Joy always filled the hearts of everyone when these people came to show movies to us. Happiness was indeed an understatement. Old and young gathered to watch these movies. Several thoughts ran across my mind every time such occasion reoccurred but one tangible thought remained paramount in my mind. I always wished that one day, I would have the opportunity of coming back to my hometown to also show a movie to the inhabitants of the village when I grow older. It was a wish. A sincere one with no signs of realization. I probably thought I was foolish for such a thought but at the same time, still felt a bit optimistic about that unrealisable thought of mine.

Completely forgetful about my wish years back, I proceeded in my life and walk, going round for drama missions which I tagged my passion. I was fulfilled even though I wanted more and much more than where I was then. I already went into Judea and Samaria without visiting my Jerusalem! I barely remembered this wish of mine and as easy as it seemed, it also proved herculean.

But…

This year of “OVERFLOWING EXPANSIONS” on the 27th and 31st of January, God made things beautiful in his own time! I went to my hometown for a ministration which happens to be an annual programme. This year, film show was included in the schedule for the ministration and by God’s grace, I was invited to handle the film show aspect of the programme as a Drama Minister who also happens to be an indigene of the hamlet. I was invited to show two movies for the first day (to kick start the programme) and for the last (to round up the programme) the two movies shown were – Eni ta kan mogi which is an Ancedram Ibadan Area production which was written and produced by Shina Abioye and Iyewu Iku which is a Mount Zion Film Production, written and produced by Isaac Femi – Akintunde, all to the glory of God.

A wish from the late 70s to the early 80s turned into a vision and that vision became established this glorious year 2019, (Year of OVERFLOWING EXPANSIONS) January the 27th and 31st! As the scripture says from Habakkuk 2:3:

“For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”

The long awaited vision of donkey years came to pass at the long run! Without any doubt, there are still more mysteries to be unlocked this year; more places to go; more visions to unravel; more testimonies to be shared; more glorious stories to be told!

For the first two decades of my life, I never sighted a Television not to talk of watching anything on the television. While my mates went on holidays to big cities in the country like Lagos and enjoyed the holidays watching all manner of movies, I could not have the slightest opportunity. Now, I cannot only watch movies on the Television but I also receive calls all over the world from people who tell me that I was seen on the Television, all to the glory of God!

I did not only go to show those movies, by God’s grace, I acted significantly in both movies as well as wrote one of them. Indigenes could see me as their “personal person” as they watched the movies and I could see smiles on their faces! I was excited and thrilled! I was emotionally struck with so much joy in my heart! I made an altar call and the response was overwhelming! God really moved in that programme! All glory belongs to him and him alone!

In conclusion, we have seen that the extent a vision is not a question of time. Timing is important to God as it is important to us! Even though the vision tarries, our duty is to wait for the appointed time for it shall come to pass. Is there any vision? Just wait for the appointed time, it shall come to pass. I will enjoin us to set our minds to God and leave the rest to him. He is the creator of time. He knows how to use it in your favour. Beloved, trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, acknowledge the lord in all your ways and He (the Lord) shall direct your path.

God bless you all!

Isaac Femi – Akintunde.

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