Dying Nigerian Pastor: 'I Will Never Deny My Savior'
On May 14, in plain view of his wife and one daughter, suspected Boko Haram Islamic terrorist members gunned down Rev. Faye Pama Musa, general overseer of the Rhema Assembly International Church and secretary of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Borno state.
Musa did not give up without a fight. While wrestling with the three men, he continually called upon Jesus. For Zion, her fatherâ€™s desperate battle was too much to bear. She got off the floor and ran to the porch to where her father was struggling. She begged the attackers to spare his life. They fired a shot at her and missed. But the shock was too much for her and she fainted.
The struggle continued. Mercy heard her husband say, â€śI will never deny my Savior.â€ť As she crawled to the door, she saw the attackers shoot him three times in the head. Musa died on the spot. The attackers left in a car....
The details of his death are horrifying! Yet, in some ways its... Inspiring for young Christians like myself. I hope to have that spiritual strength when my time comes. Thank the Lord for spiritual giants who have paved the way for the who go on after them. What a testimony he must have had to even the men who were the murderers! Much prayer goes out to their family. Especially his wife and daughter who witnessed the brutal killing.
John 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: 28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. 29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand. 30 I and my Father are one.
John 12:24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit. 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.