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REVIEW: THE ELECT | DRAMA NIGHT 2023

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You can read the story here or watch the drama here. This is a review of the drama. Enjoy!

 

First off, I want to give a big shout-out to the RCF UNILAG drama team for putting together this incredible drama.

 

 

Dear Reader, this drama presentation explores the treachery of sin and its deceptive nature, catching us off guard when we least expect it.

 

The people of Àyìnkẹ́ initially saw no harm in establishing peace with the Omífọ́n people, but little did they know that it would ultimately lead to their demise.

 

It serves as a reminder that sin can often appear enticing and alluring. A wise man once said, “Sin is like a beautifully wrapped gift with a ticking time bomb in it.”

Sin often appears in enticing ways, appealing to our senses and logical thinking. It deceives us into thinking we are in control of our choices, but in reality, it enslaves us to our desires.

 

People take pride in their sinful actions, unaware that they are being led astray by their own carnal nature.

 

I love The Elect drama presentation because it incorporated various Bible stories.

 

The people of Àyìnkẹ́ symbolize the victorious and unconquerable children of God, while the people of Omífọ́n represent the devil’s destructive intentions.

 

Agbólúrìn, the chief priest embodies the role of the Holy Spirit, guiding and reminding the people about the importance of following God’s law.

 

The people of Omífọ́n cunningly infiltrated the camp of Àyìnkẹ́, just as in the Bible when Balaam attempted to curse the Israelites but failed and was advised by Balak to infiltrate the camp by corrupting the Israelites, the people of Omifan also used their women to entice and seduce the men of Àyìnkẹ́, Olówu in particular.

 

This is reminiscent of the story in Numbers 25:1-3, and Revelation 2:14.

 

25 While Israel was staying in Shittim, the men began to indulge in sexual immorality with Moabite women, who invited them to the sacrifices to their gods. The people ate the sacrificial meal and bowed down before these gods. So Israel yoked themselves to the Baal of Peor. And the Lord’s anger burned against them.

 

14 Nevertheless, I have a few things against you: There are some among you who hold to the teaching of Balaam, who taught Balak to entice the Israelites to sin so that they ate food sacrificed to idols and committed sexual immorality.

Olówu, the groom, also bears resemblance to Samson from the Bible who, despite God’s warnings, disobeyed and became involved with the Philistine woman, Delilah, Judges 16:4-5.

 

And it came to pass afterward, that he loved a woman in the valley of Sorek, whose name was Delilah.And the lords of the Philistines came up unto her, and said unto her, Entice him, and see wherein his great strength lieth, and by what means we may prevail against him, that we may bind him to afflict him; and we will give thee every one of us eleven hundred pieces of silver.

 

The deceptive tactics employed by the Omífọ́n people to deceive King Adébárá and his subjects can be compared to the story in Joshua 9:3-6.

 

However, when the people of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai, they resorted to a ruse: They went as a delegation whose donkeys were loadeda] with worn-out sacks and old wineskins, cracked and mended. They put worn and patched sandals on their feet and wore old clothes. All the bread of their food supply was dry and moldy. Then they went to Joshua in the camp at Gilgal and said to him and the Israelites, “We have come from a distant country; make a treaty with us.”

 

In that account, the inhabitants of Gibeon were afraid of what the Israelites might do to them, so they disguised themselves as travelers from a distant land.

 

They used spoiled bread and worn-out shoes to make it appear as if they had come from a faraway place. However, while the Gibeonites acted out of fear, the Omífọ́n people had ulterior motives.

 

The behavior of the assistant chief priest, who went against the will of God and deceived the people, can be compared to the story of Elisha and Gehazi in 2 Kings 5.

 

Gehazi, the servant of Elisha, disobeyed his master and secretly pursued personal gain, leading to dire consequences. Similarly, the assistant chief priest’s actions resulted in the loss of his life.

 

 

Hmmm, as the saying goes, “Those who fail to learn from history tend to repeat it.” This story may be a mere depiction, but its essence mirrors real-life experiences. Will you continue reliving history, or will you choose to learn from it?

 

 

They were not ignorant because the Chief Priest, representing the Holy Spirit, warned and reminded them.

 

However, they chose to chase him away, much like many of you are currently doing.

 

And surely, another option or spirit will present itself as a replacement, such as the spirit of lust, envy, sin, and so on, until its consequences arise and it becomes too late.

 

Dear reader, I wish I could speak to you in various languages to open your eyes and make you see how sin continues to deceive humanity.

 

Some have professed to have given their lives to Christ, yet they persistently push away the Holy Spirit by dressing immorally, promoting immoral speech and behavior, and celebrating sin with joy.

 

Should we continue to sin so that grace may abound? Absolutely not (Romans 6:1-2). Meanwhile, some have yet to make their decision, choosing instead to serve their selfish desires rather than receiving the freedom found in Christ Jesus.

 

What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound? God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

 

Sin can appear attractive and enticing, presenting itself as harmless. It may start with a single white lie, till you become a king of lies, or that one seemingly insignificant sex scene in a movie that could be forwarded, then you find yourself wanting more or it becomes an addiction.

 

Just as the people of Omífọ́n disguised themselves as harmless, sin often masks its true nature. Its purpose is to violate your conscience and contaminate your heart. This is why the Bible urges us to guard our hearts, for everything we do flows from it. (Proverbs 4:23).

 

Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

 

“Oh, isn’t this writer going too far and exaggerating?” you may ask. But let me ask you in return: Isn’t that precisely what sin wants you to believe?

 

Sin often deceives us into thinking that its consequences are insignificant or that its allure is harmless. It tries to downplay the gravity of its effects, leading us further away from the truth.

 

 

Dear reader, remember that it’s never too late as long as you have breath in your lungs. God’s mercy knows no bounds and reaches even the deepest depths of sin.

 

None of us can claim true goodness or perfection without God. Jesus is the answer, and He eagerly awaits your return with open arms.

 

The alternative is to be separated from God, standing against His will but look at how He fights for His people, just like He did for the people of Àyìnkẹ́.

 

There will always be an emptiness in your heart that sin cannot fill—it only brings destruction. Instead, embrace God’s perfect love, for He is the ultimate source of love, and if you have strayed, remember that there is mercy available when you cry out to God, just as the people of Àyìnkẹ́ did.

 

He always listens to a repentant heart. It is time to take that bold step and accept Jesus by repenting of your sins, confessing that Jesus is Lord with your mouth, and inviting Him into your life, following the steps outlined in Romans 10:9.

 

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Dear fellow believers, as soldiers in Christ and children of God, we are the elect it is time for us to rise above sin and live according to the Spirit. We are not meant to overcome sin on our own, but to rely on the help and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

 

Let us not be deceived by the allure of sin and allow wickedness to take root in our lives. If you find yourself giving in to sin, approach God with a repentant heart, for He is faithful to forgive.

 

You are not limited by sin, you are more than conquerors through the love of Christ.

 

Stay vigilant, immerse yourself in studying and embracing the Word of God hiding it in your heart as David did (Psalm 119:11), and remain watchful in prayer (Matthew 26:41).

 

Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.

I am writing this with burdens in my heart for you. I pray that your eyes are open to the deceit of sin and that you come to the revelation of Christ Jesus.

 

 

Thanks for reading to the end, I am praying and rooting for you.

 

 

I love you and Jesus loves you too.

 

What other bible stories did the drama remind you of, write it in the comment section.

 

If you have questions or would like to discuss further you can reach me here or contact any of our counselors.

 

The Narrative

 

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