But Please, allow me open another case: That of QUEEN ESTHER!
You know how “wicket” HAMAN had plotted to get rid of the JEWS, and how ESTHER intervened and the “mbahlock” that Haman had plotted boomeranged and caused his own death at the gallows instead, right? NOW, TELL ME: Do you think the same result would have been achieved if MORDECAI, instead of appealing to his niece, the BEAUTIFUL Esther, (who stood out from amongst the King’s countless “NJUMBAs”), had instead carried his very own bearded face and TANGA BACK FOOT and tried to go speak to the King himself?????
If you answered “YES” then I can at least applaud you for having more confidence in MORDECAI than the Oga had in his own self because here’s what’s recorded in Esther 4:8 on the subject:
Mordecai told Hathak to show the order to Esther. He wanted Hathak to explain it to her. Mordecai told him to tell her to go and beg the king for mercy. Mordecai wanted her to make an appeal to the king for her people.
NEED I SAY MORE?
YES ooo, because even though it may not seem like it, I am going somewhere with this whole thing! I really have turn-turned and beat around the bush, trying to stress THE IMPORTANCE OF “MAN KNOW MAN”, when it comes down to LIFE; ETERNAL LIFE!!!!!
Johnny Cochrane got OJ Simpson off with a NOT GUILTY verdict, but even he wouldn’t be good enough for any of us when “THAT DAY” comes!
We would need to KNOW an INTERCESSOR, and not just any hong-hong-hong INTERCESSOR, but THE VERY BEST THERE IS OR EVER COULD BE!
Here are His credentials and if you can find better, holler back at me:
1. OMNISCIENCE: HE KNOWS YOU AND YOUR SHORTCOMINGS, FROM A to Z: You’ve watched “cinima” one million times, right? So you have surely seen several court scenes where an entire case just “pafookahs and quenches”, because deh defendant frrogot to tell or HID a certain pertinent fact from the defense team, and the prosecution just pounced in with exhibit “A” and ... end of story, kpata-kpata, as in, ONE WAY TO THE NGATTA!! THANKFULLY, This cannot happen with SANGO YESU, because he already knows all the DIRT on you, and has already paid the penalty for it all!
2. EMPATHY: It is, very naturally, hard for anyone who hasn’t gone through a certain experience to put themselves in the shoes of someone who has. If you have never suffered the ravages of abject poverty, it may not be easy for you to sympathize, much less empathize with someone who gets embroiled and entangled in prostitution, trying to use the proceeds to put herself and her siblings through school! Homeless, marginalized, misunderstood, insulted and crucified JESUS saw and lived it all, so when we cry out to Him, He understands and can plead adequately for us.
3. NO FEES, NO “PATCHA”, NO CASE OVERLOAD, NO “I DON’T CARE”: Who doesn’t know that, just as there are many who die because they cannot AFFORD adequate healthcare, there are also many innocent people languishing in prisons all over this world simply because they cannot afford a good lawyer's RETAINER FEE??? And even when "ya pocket correct", if the JUDGE and the Legal System are flawed and corrupt, your fate would still be sealed! Also, if you are assigned a competent lawyer who, however, is OVERWORKED, SLEEP DEPRIVED and just exhausted, what are your chances, if not slim? And then, you better know that “yours is not”, as in, “YA OWN NO DEY”, if you have a court-appointed lawyer who has him “better things” he’d rather be doing, and for whom you are just “An Inscription” on some Docket Sheet somewhere.
Thankfully, such is NOT the case with THE INTERCESSOR we are BLESSED to have, as believing Christians, irrespective of Race, Color, or Gender!
HE IS READY, WILLING, CAPABLE and ABLE, to intercede on our behalf at no cost to us, (as in “njo’oh”)!
But how do we know He cares?? I’ll answer that with another question: WHO WOULD LEAVE HEAVEN FOR THIS EARTH, SPEND 33 HARD, GRUELING YEARS IN IT AND THEN HANG STARK NAKED & BLEED TO DEATH ON A TREE FOR SOMEONE THEY DID NOT CARE FOR????
4. “GODASSE” (CLOUT; NAME RECOGNITION; COMPETENCY): This is not a PhD versus FSLC (First School Leaving Certificate), GRAY’S INN versus MUSOLE “IVINING” CLASSES, or NEW YORK BAR versus ESSOS BAR, matter at all! It is a matter of WHO, in GOD THE SUPREME & ULTIMATE JUDGE’S EYES, is COMPETENT, AUTHORIZED & CREDIBLE enough to plead our pitiful case! The BIBLE mentions only ONE BEING that is “SEATED AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD THE FATHER ALMIGHTY” and who has His undivided attention!
This is how 1 Timothy 2:5 and Acts 4:12 just sum up the whole matter, and I dare not add one word to the 2 assertions, for they could not be any clearer!
For there is one God and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus.
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved."
So when it comes to “MAN KNOW MAN”, I know not any other man to trust with my very Life. Na all dat!