A LESSON FROM ABEJOYE S04E01

 

 

Yesterday, I watched the first episode of the currently running season of Mount Zion Film Production’s web series, Abejoye. For four years now, a new season of Abejoye meets us every December and this year, the season is longer than usual and would run for four weeks. The fourth season, the fourth year of the show and four episodes… Four meta is a what?

 

I came to realize that for me, Abejoye isn’t just another show, it has grown to become a special feel in my mind and it didn’t take long for yesterday’s episode to draw me into that feeling. Right from the opening credits, I was drawn into the ‘Abejoye mood’. When I woke up this morning, the first thing that came to mind was ‘Kinkin Yinun’. This series has wormed its way into a warm place in my heart and I don’t mind. This isn’t a review per se, I just felt nudged to share a lesson I got from this episode. Let’s get into it.

 

In season 1, where it all started, Laide and Bamidele were caught in a pot of agitation, attacks and hassles about the time when Baba Abejoye came to visit with them in America. They were constantly fussing about what the enemy was doing, who the enemy was and whatnot, meanwhile, they were oblivious to the chink in their armour that was giving the enemy a foothold. The contrast between Laide and Bamidele’s response in season 1 and Baba Abejoye’s in this season is quite sharp. We see Abejoye now in the middle of schemes and plots from hearts burning with vengeance, he’s the target of attacks from home and abroad- I hope you see what I did there- but Abejoye is not focused on any of those. His heart is totally given to loving the Lord and doing his will. Abejoye just wants to please God and serve him. I can see two categories of believers from this: the first are those like Laide and Bamidele of season 1. These ones are preoccupied with the operations of the enemy and like the couple, the enemy plays them all over the place, throwing misleading hints and cues and making them easy preys. And on the other hand, we have believers like Baba Abejoye who have their affections set right, those who have their eyes on Jesus, those whose hearts are stayed on him and they always enjoy perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3).

 

I sincerely feel like far too many Christians give the Devil the honour of too much attention, attention he doesn’t even deserve. It’s beautiful when a believer knows who (s)he is in Christ and the power of God at work in him/her. It makes the believer rightly positioned even for whatever warfare they might face. Look at how Baba Abejoye handled the whole Kinkin Yinun situation. Come on!

 

Of course, scriptures teach us to not be ignorant of the Devil’s devices, of course we won’t get puffed up with pride and get careless, doing that will be tantamount to folly. But it’s about time believers take their stand in authority and confront the enemy like the defeated foe he is. Jesus already won for us; Satan shouldn’t be tossing us around. O wrong nau!

 

Jesus slept in the stern of a boat while a storm was raging,

Abejoye fanned himself with abebe in the face of a fire-spitting Kinkin Yinun.

God still gives perfect peace to those who keep their heart on him.

 

I loved every part of this episode. The acting was brilliant, scratch that, it was fire. Everyone came ready. The scene with Oluoje and Abejoye was a delight it made me think of Psalm 133 and the beauty of fellowship. The pictures are crisp and the overall art shines with mastery. The story flies on twists and a thick plot right from the start. I’m projecting we’re in for an exciting ride.

 

On a lighter note, in season 3, Abejoye said that, ‘Afopina to loun o pa fitila, ara e ni o pa.’ And see how that’s panning out.

 

In the same vein, I guess it’s safe to say, ‘Kankanyin (read Kinkin Yinun) to loun o gan fitila…’ complete it in the comment section. Lol.

 

Finally, if you’ve been blessed by this series and others, I’ll like you to just say a word of prayer of gospel filmmakers and drama ministers all over the world. Pray that God will grant them more revelation, that God will keep and uphold them and that the Lord will supply encouragement and every help they need. Pray now, please. Thank you.

 

Read my review to Season 1 and Season 2 of Abejoye

13 Comments

  1. I laughed all through this review. Most importantly I got other lessons from it. The prayers for gospel filmmakers, very much needed. Thank you Goodness. God bless you. Amen!

  2. Kankanyin to loun o gan fitila, ara e ni o gan.
    Thanks for the review. God bless Mount zion family and will continually strengthen them.

  3. Four meta is a metaphor.😅

    This is a beautiful lesson you outlined.It’s high time Christians started fighting from the place of victory because, in Christ, our present and future battles have been won.

  4. Indeed and indeed we need to start taking our authority in Christ!!!!
    God help us

  5. Even though it seems your target audience are western Nigerians 🤷‍♂️ (from all the Yoruba spices through out your review), nevertheless, 🙋‍♂️ if I may 🙇‍♂️

    Jesus; my defeder! The repeated exclamation by Chief Olayiitan spoke volumes to me. Especially that he was in schock and amazement because he was unaware of these parts of the battle. I see this theme in the day to day life of a believer. From the contention for my soul that led to my salvation (Zec 3)- *where Mercy said No!* to my daily going out and coming in, sleeping and waking up, it becomes necessary from time to time to glorify (though i am not consciously aware of the ) the name of Jesus; my defender – who lives forever and who will never leave me nor forsake me. He is the Almighty.

  6. Exceptional review, GOD bless all Christian envagelism filmmakers with all they need to do more for HIM 🙏

  7. Great review… Jesu Olugbeja mi, the one that is silent but always there! God bless all christians drama ministries, continua open heaven, wisdom, strength and grace to do more….

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.