My Savoiur the Lord Jesus Christ’s Goodness and Mercy in my Life

For he saith to Moses, ‘I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I   
will have compassion on whom I will have compassion. So then it is not     
of him that willeth nor of him that runneth but of the Lord God that  
showeth mercy.

                                                                  Romans 9: 15 & 16.

I was born on the 2nd of July 1923 by born-again Christian parents at Ivrogbo-Irri
in Isoko Local Government Area of Delta State of Nigeria. I finished my teacher-
training education at Ebu, Owerri in 1943 and had my first babies in 1944. This is
a brief account of a number of divine intimations that I have had throughout my
life and which are clear evidence of God’s merciful presence in my life.


It was in the year 1945. It was a very clear dream in which I found myself standing
at the Ivrogbo riverside, at the side where women bathe. I was facing the red-mud
side where men took their bath. As I stood looking, I suddenly beheld an angel
standing in the air. When he saw me looking at him, he raised the hymn, ‘Do no
sinful action’ in the Isoko language:

Ru ovware uyoma ha
Ta eme ofu hu
Aka oka ho uzou ra
Oka omo Jesu

Do no sinful action
Speak no angry word
A seal is placed on your head
The seal of a child of Jesus

As he sang, a multitude of heavenly hosts suddenly appeared beside him and
joined in the singing. When they finished the first stanza, they then began the
second as they ascended into heaven. A cloud received them, and then I woke up.

Ovie and Israel