Prototype

So much to say but it all seems shallow
What is it that I have made that time didn’t swallow
Now I say I’m made when I make it to a heart
Lord knows I am no longer at the start

But I live life like I’m a responsible baby
And most of my blood fam don’t know the QuChi
Only time I cry is when I make a battle cry
And when I crack after conquering the pressure

So much to type
But I’m not the type
Seen beyond the hype
I’m a prototype

“Come to me, all you who are heavy-laden…”
But my brothers still prefer to attack the kraken
I have plans but I can’t foresee the next day
So do research when you’re fixing to advise me
Sold at the park, yes I was only beaten by rain
Give me a mic, yes you’ll see just how much I trained

But sometimes the swiftest feet are defeated
And the arm of the mighty get deleted

I put my trust in God, not environment or state
I put my hands to work, some are celebrated late.

Niel Quchi
© 2020

Blister Ring

So much to say but it all seems shallow
What is it that I have made that time didn’t swallow
Now I say I made when I make it to a heart
Lord knows I am no longer at the start

But I live life like I’m a responsible baby
And most of my blood fam don’t know the QuChi
The only time I cry is when I make a battle cry
And when I crack after conquering the pressure

So much to type
But I’m not the type
Seen beyond the hype
I’m a prototype

“Come to me, all you who are heavy-laden…”
But my brothers still prefer to attack the Kraken
I have plans but I can’t foresee the next day
So do research when your fixing to advice me
Sold at the park, yes I was only beaten by rain
Give me a mic, yes you’ll see just how much I trained

But sometimes the swiftest feet are defeated
And the arm of the mighty get deleted
I put my trust in God, not environment or state
I put my hands to work, some are celebrated late.

The Niel
© 2020

A letter…

Dear Boss of the Ship,

My Man, I have carried the name on my Instagram
even had it flying with the tweets
Cap_quchi for more than a few weeks

I have lost and gained my pride in writing
A couple of times; looking for rhymes
I found that I could lose myself in trying to get lost
And never find the things I have found about things:

New Techniques stay undocumented
In the old days there’d be government
At the very head of the endeavour to exploit
Now we taunt them

Tell me that you knocked on doors
Let me show you how high gates get in Abuja

But please, I apologize for digressing
Every time I speak, I’m the first learning
That makes me new to me although I think I knew me.

So I put God first and his yes or no
When I turn to walk away, they watch me go

He brings me back to the races
When I leap right over the gates
He’s made surrounding me to face his enemies
It’s plain to see I am thinking I am so enough,
Yam dipped in blood red anointing oil;
Is it the lamb today or the lion?

I hope you read my mind on this “write” thing
I will continue to propagate the writings
Stick the Word in it and let The Lord speak
My imagination defeated before the Lord’s peak

Every time I speak, I’m the first learning
Even when I read what I don’t remember knowing
The trick is to stay grateful, it’s calming

The thesis should be NielQuChi is growing
And he teaches me how to love and to war
How to defend and how to trust or
Do things they will later tell as lore
What has God not seen before?

Me, I think I’m a bit enough
to give a life of this writing stuff
Even when I read what I don’t remember knowing
The trick is to stay grateful, it’s calming

Thank you for the opportunity, 

– The Niel (2019)

EVERYDAYJESUS is our Curriculum

If I Give Tochi a bag of Gold and put scorpions inside,

So that when she puts her hand inside the bag the scorpion bites her, then on her death bed ‘I had staged to meet Courage in a burning bush’ then Courage tells Tochi I can save her and she brings me and I heal Tochi, and she gives me praise.

 

Later, they got to find out I was the one who put the scorpion in the first place, would that make me a good person??

 

NO!!

 

Don’t be afraid to ask ‘God-questions’ on scriptures that contradict what you have come to know about God and get a thinking CAP, I have one and I use it.

 

You have to know God from Jesus,

It is so so so so so IMPORTANT in understanding and interpreting scriptures.

 

If you don’t look from Jesus, you are sure to miss it.

 

And also, these questions help you understand that some words used in verses of scriptures actually teach something entirely different and we lose focus because of what our minds have been programmed to.

I always emphasize reading in context.

 

2days, ago in a discussion with someone I told her she would not make heaven, who am I?? Jesus’ gate man??

 

But it was in an argument to show her what she was doing to herself.

If you take that word out of the context and say that I said that someone will not make heaven.

 

You would be lying against me, but you would also have ‘scriptural backing’ for it.

 

 

Since birth, you have learnt the use of English, then you got better and more skillful with it.

Yet we don’t try to put half as much effort in studying scriptures that much.

 

Its in Reading that it becomes clear and established in your heart,

Teaching might open your eyes a bit, but when faced with a person who has also been taught wrongly, you ll realize that checking it and establishing it from scriptures would have done you a lot of good.

 

I have a disciple who is very zealous, when I teach her, she goes out and mention it, then sometimes she gets hacked and return with disappointment, I give her answers to those ‘hackings’, why??? Because what I taught her is just a tip of what I have studied on that topic.

 

NOBODY can teach u everything they know. But you can know everything your teacher knows, by reading what He reads

 

If you have seen me handle scriptures and you admire it,

Let me tell you the things I used in order of priority

 

*the King james Bible

*an APP with 27 different Translations

rarely *Greek concordance to check root words (but when I do this I come back to establish it in the scripture)

 

I have found root words that confuse more self,

So I stay safe in scriptures and scriptures alone.

 

I have also read books of people that bless me deeply

Kenneth Erwin Hagin is one of them

 

I love him so much that there is hardly a book of his on print that I don’t have

I go hungry and trek just to get his books at times

 

BUT, I hack him always with scriptures.

I have seen him misinterpret a verse in the bible.

And he himself has admitted to doing so before, he repented (sincerity)

So it comes back to one book

 

THE BIBLE.

 

Read it, read it and keep reading.

 

Let me say something I don’t usually say because its nobody’s business

 

I HAVE NEVER GONE THROUGH THE WHOLE BIBLE ONCE.

It means I haven’t read the whole bible before

 

I know people that do it at least once every year, he is my friend, and I teach him.

 

When I pick the bible to read, I read it.

I have been on Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians and the book of John 7-11 for days now

I found them particularly interesting

 

Paul spoke well of Christ’s coming to the Thessalonians

And then many things in John 7-11 is not recorded in other gospels.

 

So I get curious,

WHY???

 

These things don’t come from doing morning devotion and running off.

I don’t like being hacked in scriptures, it is important that I know about this eternal life I have gotten

 

And before you brush it off as ‘Their thing’

I got saved in 2010 and got to know about God’s grace barely a year ago, August last year to be precise

 

So it hasn’t been a year yet

How much growth you can see in a little time depends on time given to scriptures

If it is the morning devotion, don’t make it a routine, learn something,

Tackle questions that come up

Don’t brush them off

 

This life we have been called to is important

Just pray for understanding,

Pray and study, then pray again

Ask questions, keep at it

 

Paul gave Timothy a recommendation that I want to have someday

 

2Tim 3 NLT

14�But you must remain faithful to the things you have been taught. You know they are true, for you know you can trust those who taught you. 15�You have been taught the holy Scriptures from childhood, and they have given you the wisdom to receive the salvation that comes by trusting in Christ Jesus.

 

From Childhood, Timothy have known and has been taught scriptures.

 

Please do same

You grow.

 

Take a ‘knowing God’ habit to scriptures

So when you are knowing a person, you can be sure what he can do and what he can’t do. If you find him exhibit two directly contrasting characters and you leave it

 

You have not known Him. Or let me say you have not come to take knowing Him serious.

For a believer, you find answers to life’s troubling questions from scriptures

You know things to believe and things to cast out @ first glance from scriptures

 

Hear what Paul told the Thessalonians

 

2Thess 2 NLT

1�Now, dear brothers and sisters, let us clarify some things about the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and how we will be gathered to meet him. 2�Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don’t believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us. 3�Don’t be fooled by what they say. For that day will not come until there is a great rebellion against God and the man of lawlessness is revealed-the one who brings destruction.

 

4 He will exalts himself and defy everything that people call god and every object of worship. He will even sit in the temple of God, claiming that he himself is God.

 

 

Focus on verse 2

 

……. 2�Don’t be so easily shaken or alarmed by those who say that the day of the Lord has already begun. Don’t believe them, even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision, a revelation, or a letter supposedly from us.

 

Even if they claim to have had a spiritual vision.

 

But that is all the church knows about the second coming;

Visions of earring and trouser, and short skirts and tattoos

 

….and trumpet almost blown and Jesus shows His hands and God gives us time

 

Did the world get better after that?? NO

It grew worse

 

CHURCH THINK.

Hear Paul’s admonition to Timothy

 

I would show you this, and then show you how Paul did full time ministry

 

I don’t know why am saying all this but I think young ministers are here, take care on how you run…… Let’s hear what Paul told timothy

 

2Tim 3 NLT

 

1�You should know this, Timothy, that in the last days there will be very difficult times. 2�For people will love only themselves and their money. They will be boastful and proud, scoffing at God, disobedient to their parents, and ungrateful. They will consider nothing sacred. 3�They will be unloving and unforgiving; they will slander others and have no self-control. They will be cruel and hate what is good. 4�They will betray their friends, be reckless, be puffed up with pride, and love pleasure rather than God.

 

It goes on…..

 

5�They will act religious, but they will reject the power that could make them godly. Stay away from people like that!

6�They are the kind who work their way into people’s homes and win the confidence of vulnerable women who are burdened with the guilt of sin and controlled by various desires. 7�(Such women are forever following new teachings, but they are never able to understand the truth.)

 

It gets interesting…..

 

8�These teachers oppose the truth just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses. They have depraved minds and a counterfeit faith.

 

9�But they won’t get away with this for long. Someday everyone will recognize what fools they are, just as with Jannes and Jambres.

 

Then the admonishing

 

10�But you, Timothy, certainly know what I teach, and how I live, and what my purpose in life is. You know my faith, my patience, my love, and my endurance. 11�You know how much persecution and suffering I have endured. You know all about how I was persecuted in Antioch, Iconium, and Lystra but the Lord rescued me from all of it. 12�Yes, and everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

 

13�But evil people and impostors will flourish. They will deceive others and will themselves be deceived.

 

Now see Paul’s ministry

 

1Thes 2 NLT

1�You yourselves know, dear brothers and sisters, that our visit to you was not a failure. 2�You know how badly we had been treated at Philippi just before we came to you and how much we suffered there. Yet our God gave us the courage to declare his Good News to you boldly, in spite of great opposition.

 

3�So you can see we were not preaching with any deceit or impure motives or trickery.

4�For we speak as messengers approved by God to be entrusted with the Good News. Our purpose is to please God, not people. He alone examines the motives of our hearts.

 

See how they showed themselves as men approved of God:

 

5 Never once did we try to win you with flattery, as you well know. And God is our witness that we were not pretending to be your friends just to get your money!

 

6 As for human praise, we have never sought it from you or anyone else.

7 As apostles of Christ we certainly had a right to make some demands of you, but instead we were like children among you. Or we were like a mother feeding and caring for her own children.

 

8 We loved you so much that we shared with you not only God’s Good News but our own lives, too.

……Examples worth emulating, it goes on

 

9 Don’t you remember, dear brothers and sisters, how hard we worked among you? Night and day we toiled to earn a living so that we would not be a burden to any of you as we preached God’s Good News to you. 10 You yourselves are our witnesses and so is God that we were devout and honest and faultless toward all of you believers. 11�And you know that we treated each of you as a father treats his own children.

 

In your ministry, the choice to put God first or your belly first is yours.

 

Its not in the message with mouth, it is in the doing.

 

It is not out of place for the minister to also be the one giving people money seeing that they don’t have.

I say this now and I imagine

 

It is not out of place for Cedars to be the one giving honorarium when they are invited by a people who don’t have much.

 

Work and have money to do your ministry with…

 

Let me stop talking,

Stay in Grace.

By Achikanu, Daniel; 2017.

EVERYDAYJESUS is our communion!

Sitting here and waiting fast,

Hoping I’m forgotten last,

When is it I wrote last?

Shoulders like a Glo mast.

 

When I was a member people washed me like a body,

Now there are fine-artists, making up the way to make it.

 

But what is it I’m trying to make?

From which dream am I to wake?

What I wanted now is mine,

Yet I just redrew each line.

 

We are the smiles that were aimed to please you;

The sentences colored with ‘Sirs’ and ‘Please’ too.

Appropriation will still be the M.O.

But speed is not key, we win in slow-mo.

 

No hidden agendas, no need for speed sir;

Words are my ammo, my pen’s a healer.

It seems to me that Narcissus is back;

We all need to cash that reality check.

 

Someday we’ll all lick truth sundaes.

We’ll be real all the time, not some days.

I’ll be your growth, my art your laughter,

Love, Joy and Peace in the Sunday after.

 

Steady steady my heart, when I’m ready I start;

Stains hidden by light, the Word still is my might.

Floating above the norm, a star above the storm,

My eyes on who is in me, my ears on where I’m from.

 

Fathers will be fathers, their ignorance doesn’t diminish them.

The trick is to see their offices, we each all have a problem.

Growth should be the mission, everybody listen.

This is not by power, fear is still the prison.

 

We all fall down, pride grabs the steering;

We misplace identities, princes in the waste bin.

I am being made perfect, though not me alone,

Obligation is a rung on the ladder of adoption.

 

There’s still a hierarchy although we all are one oh,

Now there are stones where there once was bread though,

Their words were once enough, we all were well bred though.

So when they tell my story, I’ll win with more than ‘1-0’

 

Someday we’ll be examples, the future study our ways

We’ll be real all the time, not just on some days.

I’ll be your growth, my art your laughter,

Love, Joy and Peace in the Sunday after.

By Daniel Achikanu, 2017.

EVERYDAYJESUS is my Thanksgiving!

Father let me start by saying, a million tanks can’t hold the volumes of thanks you deserve. What you’ve made me is adhesive to these broken hearts. This your grace is so on point it makes a fool stop. Father of Laws, farther from loss, he one it all.

 

I can’t be done with praise till the end of days (no farmland). I got the guts to tell a vision from a selfie; Brother, Jesus has been to hell and he set my Ruth free. Love has got me, like a beat box in a ribcage. Yes I trust and I obey, you should read the page right or the right page.

 

Tired of the accusations, I am justified. You the finger of the Devil? Check your stupid index. Love is all I’m filled with, the ink to my form, from him I was born. You can call me another begotten of God, and it isn’t my love his Word speaks out of, but his love is a plane mountain me higher.

 

This ember was hit with the heat of his breadth from beneath his nose thrills and now December hasn’t a pagan holy day anymore. I don’t look to the hills no more, my Help is from within where I’m hidden in Him, speaking life, wise; because he rose, I am reason. I don’t need matches to wordplay or enlighten, I’m burn again.

 

Next year, though eternal I’ll be older, hidden in the rock of ages, unafraid, I am boulder. The King is my size and my broader. Body of Christ, far above, who can put ass on her.

 

The pages of life are my kitchen, I’m cooking the truth and I serve him. I comb through the word and you hair it. Even wishes know we made it.

 

I got God in this temple; like Disney, its still skin I rumple. We got word in this army; I’m part of his house so I window (win though). We’re alight and foretold, we are paper-people, we’re to come and we’re hotter than pepper, peep on at our purpose.

 

Now, if our mindsets are prison, its the Son that frees us. And I hope that you caught this, with those eyes like scissors.

By Achikanu, Daniel; 2017.

EVERYDAYJESUS is our Rap Sheet! 2

 

So many sense organs, yet not enough sense

Light weight sons of a God so dense

Though He’s ever present we are gifted in the past tense

Imprisoned in eternity, my death serves a life sentence.

 

Life is like okpa, when I leave, you can wrap it up.

Boom!

Shot it down though we tall enough to live it up

Running our race, once was human now is heavenly

If the Truth is bitter, then lies give diabetes

 

People start to branch when they cannot bear your fruit,

Sir, Ashes to ashes, we all follow soot;

Be on fire for the Lord or be fired up with lore.

Yes! It is all for God or did you forget to die today?

By Daniel Achikanu; January,2017.

 

EVERYDAYJESUS is our Rap Sheet!

 

Evening

Didn’t really mean to write me another song,

Remember those days when I clogged my lungs,

Now am good with people, I’m the charming one.

You don’t have to count, I’m number one.

 

Sometimes I wonder about my drive,

Cars ain’t an issue but we need the miles.

Don’t want to end up just folding files,

Only to come home and pray for size.

My mind’s on that product, no time to prize.

 

Quchi is the name, but love is the game,

There is always going to be room for names,

That is better than gold, especially for the pikin;

Opportunities will call them, they will be picky.

God be their noses, they will always pick him.

He will color their scent, they will breath in him.

Quchi is the name, and I want the fame,

You may call me proud, I call you insane.

Welcome to the trip, this is my relay,

Yes, I got lust but I know The Way.

Never let society be the measure of me,

You have to excuse me, God died for me.

 

The devil is dead to me, Check on wiki;

I still pray for all those in his shoes

He’s so not an issue.

 

When you check please,

Sign here, if you can answer,

‘WHO DEVIL EPP?!’

 

But my Jesus is precious, victorious and yes Boss, He’s God once and always.

There is just no comparison,

There is just no comparison.

Mohamed is dead but Jesus is still risen,

Higher than Angels, no teasing.

No advertising, just one meeting

By Daniel Achikanu; January, 2017.