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IT is the Proverb in Yoruba land that “When a man on a WEALTH-SEEKING mission suddenly ran into the Household of HONOURABILITY,elders believed that FORTUNE has already smiled upon him and what remained honourable for him is to return home and thank his star.” This is because even if he had gone through the whole journey and found the primary goal of his mission,( WEALTH) the chief end of securing WEALTH would ultimately have ended in the Household of HONOUR. Conversely, it was an open supplication of Rev.Dr. S.T.Ola Akande that he would never die until he would clock 120 years on the surface of earth as this is in line with the Biblical injunction which the Lord has designed as the full span of man’s life. Then the Lord said ,My Spirit shall not forever dwell and strive with man,for he also is flesh; but his days shall yet be 120 years.” ( Genesis 6:3) Baba Akande had often quoted this rightly with all emphatic pontification. Rev. Akande however ended up giving up the ghost at 94,But fatefully and faithfully on the Glorious DAY OF ATONEMENT which by the Biblical Calendar, was on September 10,2020. “Then you shall sound abroad the loud trumpet on the tenth day of the Seventh Month on the Day of ATONEMENT, blow the trumpet in all your land.” (Leviticus 29:9) Note that unlike the Gregorian calendar which arrogated ninth month to September, the Jewish calendar divinely recognises September as the Seventh ( Biblical) month. Also note that the month of September takes after French language in which it means Seven ( Septembre) as it is with Latin in which September is from “Septune” which is also Seven, the month being the Seventh of the Roman year originally. Now the big deal concerning the Day of ATONEMENT is that , for a High Priest of God who is steadfast in the Lord, to die on the Day of ATONEMENT is to be granted the narrow passage into the Holy of Holies which opens once in a year. “But unto the second went the High Priest alone was once every year…( Hebrew 9:7) Uncle Bola Ige, the Cicero of Esa-Oke and former Governor of Old Oyo state had always fondly referred to Rev. S.T.Ola Akande as ” The Archbishop of the Baptist church in Nigeria, noting his forthrightness on all things that had to do with…

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