Looking For God on Mountain Takuology

Two things always make indelible imprint on my imagination. They help fortify my picture of the Almighty God as incomprehensibly awesome, unquestionably perfect and audaciously creative. I am thinking of the reverence I harbour for huge mountains and the open seas. These two natural beauties often project God’s own frontier spirit and his mysterious way to mystify we lesser mortals into stupefying silence. God’s immortal hands coupled with his immortal ingenuity give us awesome natural wonders to explore, enjoy and experience.

Living alone could be a bore in the extreme. I was thrown into it by sheer paradox of life and that questing spirit for solitude and monastic silence. Sometimes, I am pummeled by fear and doubt concerning my we-are-all-alone experience but within, the audacity to remain strong and unmoved gives me my robust resilience. In the depressing limbo of self-exile, the initial exilic euphoria soon gives way to moment of self-reproach. Once that early sign of depression sets in, it is time to turn nomadic and begin to comb the mountains and ride boats on open seas. My period of monastic quiet has to be punctuated by outdoor activities that took me to Ikoyi in Osun State and Langbata in Lagos State. These outdoor physical rigour happen to be the neatest solution to my excitement appetites that had been repressed for years.

Where then is my pleasure island? Late November in Nigeria is a dry month. The pre-hamattan weather was first noticeable around my house where most of the recently trimmed grasses and long stalk weeds had gone dry under the scorching African sun. The airless night could be stuffy. I long romantically for the chilly night air of my rural retreat that reminds me of those cold, dreary wintry nights in London. Stories of mountain retreat for the spiritually discerning had filled me with foreboding and Pentecostal preparedness. Mountain stories populate the Bible. God especially love his sinning children to seek him barefooted on high mountains and cry to him for forgiveness and repentance. He prefers us to escape to the mountains to regurgitate our shortcomings as a means of warding off his judgment and punishment. Sadly, we are all manacled to one sin or the other from anger to zoning misdemeanour.

The Almighty God’s mind camera registers our Christian sins and social sins with such terrifying exactitude that nobody could escape the clock-like efficiency of God’s zooming lens. Aware of our sins and their burden on our consciences, we then troop out around Nov/Dec to the mountains for a temporary and sobering quietude of our yearly disobedience to God’s enacted commandments. That Friday morning was unlike the others. I made my daily spiritual exercise of hymn humming, praise, worship and availing in prayer. The Holy Spirit in his comforting generosity kept hitting at my Christian conscience to wander off to the far country in search of a mountain where I could dramatize the loudness of my vocal chord. I called three mountain-rugged, mountain-loving and mountain-wearied friends and one after another the winner happened to be the Higher Mountain of Ikoyi, Osun State. Deborah, the universally known angel of the mountain has creatively christened the spiritual essence of her higher mountain, Takuology. In English, Takuology could be described as the spiritual act of prevailing in prayer and not letting go. A similar description could be found in the acronym PUSH-pray until something happen.

Jacob in Genesis 32v24-30 was the stubborn, resisting and prevailing prayer warrior who wrestled with God until blessing was pronounced on him by the Almighty God. He was the universal hero who ‘taku si olorun lorun’ until Baba said, yeah, you are the champ. Jacob groaning under God’s arm lock said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me”. For his audaciousness, he was crippled. Mountain Takuology has been encouraging pilgrims to its peak for years. The Takuology mountain of Ikoyi is huge and intimidating. The awesomeness of God is written all over the high mountain. Climbing to the peak of the mountain presented its own arduous task. It was an exercise in sheer physical fitness. Barefooted, I began to climb courageously until I got to the summit. I heaved a sigh of relief. When I walked round the summit with other pilgrims, I could not but remain breathless at the hugeness of God’s glory in all its dizzying wonder and at a dizzying height.

There is a small church tucked cleverly on the mountaintop. Pilgrims went about with sobering look and mumbling Jesus all around. In the evening the small church was jammed for the Friday night vigil. I was among those blessed by mama Deborah who, in her white flowing dress and white cap was truly angelic. At the morning light, I travelled round the whole mountain to discover more hidden wonders like the wall of separation and mama Deborah’s power house where she communes with God in the true and finest tradition of a Takuology grand devotee.

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Taju Tijani
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  • The first place to go to when reaching the mountain top is the mercy Land, that is the most powerful store place of the mountain,until you obtain mercy you can’t encounter the God of Prophetess Oluwafumilayo Deborah Emili,porpulaly known as mama Deborah. After prayers on the mercy land then you come into the altar of God in the auditorium and tell God to details what brought you and you make a vow .
    Then there are signs all around the mountain environment, which ever case or matter that brought you to the mountain will determine the next place for you to go and continue your prayers.
    E.g. * foundational deliverance:
    you go to Separation stone
    *Empowerment,
    you go to power 🏠 house.
    *Prayers for our leaders in Nigeria
    , go to the map of Nigeria .
    *God house: for those believing God for there own house and family
    *Altar of covenant breaking:
    for those that know that there is a specific covenant working against there family and kindred.
    *Higher top:
    for those that want to be Excel in life.
    Jacob well : for those that want to encounter the God of Jacob.( Change of name, confirmation of calling,grace in your call and the blessings in your calling.)
    *There is a map of NIGERIA on the rock,
    you go there to pray for God’s mercy to connect you to benefit from the National cake, wealth and blessings of Nigeria.
    * Map of Africa:
    go there to pray for your chare of the wealth of Africa, and that God take you or your business or ministry fear around Africa and envernron .
    * Looking for helpers of destiny:
    you will go to the place were you will see three foot of Angels,just the same way that Abraham received the three Angels and his destiny of having Isaac came through.
    * River Jordan:
    the place of miracle
    *Solution well:
    is a place Devine encounter just like the pool of bethsaida
    *Miracle wall:is there for healing.
    *Foundation mark:
    for praying to come out of family linage styles.
    *Mark of love:
    prayers against hatred
    * Mark of baby in the womb : pray and claim your baby.
    *Seed sowing seed:
    means of provoking your heaven of answers prayers to be open.
    etc