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Full Mysteric History Of Late Founder Of C.A.C,Apostle Ayo Babalola

After sourcing for the story of late Apostle Ayo Babalola,founder of christ Apostolic church (C.A.C,worldwide),i read and i was shocked and touched so much within my heart with the mysteric story of his life and missionary history, definitely i must re-publish for everyone to read,enjoy,learn,get inspiration, e.t.c and share..

History of late founder of C.A.C,Apostle Ayo Babalola from book Revelations

Apostle Ayo Babalola died several decades ago many
CAC members still pray with his name.
Whenever they pray they add Olorun Joseph
Ayo Babalola. That is how much he is
reverred by CAC adherents. This is one of
the things that got us curious in City People
about the Life and Times of this great man
of God this is because late Apostle Ayo
Babalola is one of the greatest men of God
that ever tread the face of this earth. He is
the founder of Christ Apostolic Church
(CAC). He was born on the 25th of April
1904 at Odo-Owa,Ilofa, in present day Ekiti
Local Government areas of Kwara State,
Nigeria to the family of late Pa David
Lawani Rotimi and Madam Martha Talabi
Rotimi. His father was a devout Christian
and was also the founded CMS church at
Ilofa/Odo-Owa, the Church was in sixteen
other towns then. Babalola was brought up
as an Anglican.
He was brought to Lagos by his Uncle Mr.
M.O. Rotimi who was a teacher at C.M.S. he
went to elementary school at Oto-Awori
near Badagry before he went to Methodist
school at ago ijaye in ebute meta Lagos for
just 2 years before he was enroll again at
All saint M.C.S school in Osogbo, Osun
State were he study to Nigeria Reader IV
(primary 4) were he stop his education to
learn Blacksmith for two years. He also
learn Roller Driver under P W D (Public
Works Department), he became a
Steamroller Operator then under the control
of the whites, learning to become a
Steamroller Driver.
After 15 days of learning how to drive the
caterpillar, he was able to drive it without
any assistance. After nine months; he
became a master in his class. He became
the prophet of God in 1928 when God
called him. It was while he was working as
steamroller along Akure – Ilesha road in
October 9th 1928 about 12.00 noon by the
river Ariran that he heard a loud voice from
above like the roar of thunder which called
his name thrice saying “Joseph! Joseph!!
Joseph!!! Leave this job you are doing; if
not, this year you are going to be cut off
from the earth.” Again On 11 October 1928,
while trying to repair his machine, he heard
an audible voice from the Lord to abandon
the job and start preaching. That is how he
received the call and he went into fasting
and prayer. In this Special Report, City
People ONDO/EKITI Reporter, ADEOLA
SHITTU tells you some hard Facts and
predictions of the founder of C.A.C, Apostle
Joseph Ayo Babalola.
His first encounter with God after hearing
his voice, was when the angel of the Lord
told him to enter his house the voice called
to him again telling him to fast for six days
and pray 120 times which he faithfully did
as he slept that night, an angel entered
into his room like lightning and began to
talk to him. Then the angel told him to put
off the light inside the room which he
immediately did. Thereafter a brighter light
completely different from any other lighted
the whole room. The angel told him not to
taste any manner of food for six days that
the Lord Jesus Christ wants to send him
some important works to various towns.
The angel told him that he was the one
who had been talking to him on the road
when he was driving and that he would
have died if he had refused to hearken to
his instructions. That is how he received
the call and he went into series
of fasting and prayer, all the while he was
in Ipetu-Ijesha in Oriade local government
area of Osun State. During this period
of fasting and prayers , he received lots of
revelations which formed the basis of the
way he operated in his ministry. He later
joined the Faith Tabernacle Church in
November 1929 where he was baptized in
Lagos lagoon in December the same year.

Following the voice of the Lord
that Apostle Babalola heard in 1928, his
first miracle was when the revival of his
mission began with the raising of a dead
child in September 1930. What followed
this in three weeks was the healing of
about 100 lepers, 60 blind people and 50
lame persons. This also resulted in the
desolation of Churches in Ilesa because
their members transferred their allegiance
to the revivalist and that all the patients in
Wesley Hospital, Ilesa, abandoned their
beds to seek healing from Babalola. This
divinely kicked off The Great Revival of
1930, which saw people coming from
most parts of Africa and diaspora without
posters and TV adverts.
Apostle Joseph Ayo Babalola ministries
were given Bell (Agogo), Omi (water), Staff
and his Bible. According to him the use of
Bell (Agogo) is said to be used to call
Angels of God down during a prayer
gathering. While the water is said to be
used for healing of all illness and disease
and it opening the womb of any barren
women. He had toured Yoruba land and
eastern Nigeria, preaching about
repentance, and renunciation of idolatry,
the importance of prayer and fasting, and
the power of God to heal sickness. And
although his tour he have with him, his bell
and Yoruba Bible in hand. During this
period he also visited many towns and
villages based on the Lords guidance
where he preached the message of healing
and deliverance to the people. He was
specifically instructed by God to heal the
sick through water which he prayed into.
However for a period of six months he still
maintained a strict regime of prayer
and fasting.
In 1930 Faith Tabernacle affiliated with the
British Apostolic Church. Then following a
schism in the Apostolic Church about
1940, Babalola went with a
new independent church, Christ Apostolic
Church (CAC), where he continued his
healing and revivalist activities until his
death. The CAC regards Babalola as an
apostle and his revival ministry as the
beginning of the church. A CAC retreat
center was built at Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State
where Babalola was first called in 1928.
The watershed in his early ministry came
when he was commanded by God to go to
his hometown to warn his people against
Idolatry, fetish practices and evil
works. According to him, The Spirit told me
to go to my hometown, where I was born.
The Lord said I should rub my face with
ashes and to carry palm leaves in my hand
and to buy a bell, which I was to be ringing
the moment I entered the town and I
obeyed. The voice told me to tell my
people that unless they repented, evil
beasts would enter the town to destroy
them. On that same day I entered the town
with a bell in my hand. The entire town
was moved and there was great stir and
consternation as people fled as they saw
The moment they set eyes on me they
fled. The Voice told me to ring the bell in
my hand round the town and I obeyed. His
people however refused to repent or
change their ways they instead summarily
beat him up and his family was subjected
to heavy persecution by the people of the
town. In defense against the prophesied
invasion of the town by wild beasts the
people of the town armed themselves with
Guns and Cutlasses. However God told His
Servant to tell them he would not bring
beasts again but instead would bring
epidemics and it would start within forty-
five days. At the expiration of the
prophesied forty-five days and epidemic of
small pox broke out and within 3 weeks
about 300 persons had died. But those
who repented and those who came to the
man of god after contracting the disease
were spared.
Another fact about him is that, Apostle
Babalola will pray for days unstop.
According to some of his disciple that
said, on several occasion as the God
Apostle prayer to God on broken glass. He
also sometime stand for 7 days praying to
God unstop. Another interesting scenario
of his prayer style is that Babalola’s
shortest and brief prayer was that of 3 to 4
hours. It was remarked by Elder Abraham
Owoyemi of Odo-Owa that
the prophet regularly saw angels who
delivered divine messages to him. An
angel appeared in one of his prayers and
forbade him to wear caps.
In 1930 Faith Tabernacle affiliated with the
British Apostolic Church. Then following a
schism in the Apostolic Church about
1940, Babalola went with a
new  independent church, Christ Apostolic
Church (CAC), where he continued his
healing and revivalist activities until his
death. The CAC regards Babalola as an
apostle and his revival ministry as the
beginning of the church. A CAC retreat
center was built at Ikeji-Arakeji, Osun State
where Babalola was first called in 1928.
Another noticeable feature of his work was
the usage of water for healing which
prompt the popular C.A.C song then:
“Babalola Olomi Iye re o. Omi Iye, Iye, Iye,
re o. Omi Iye…”
He became a prophet and a man with
extraordinary powers. Enabled by the
power of the Holy Spirit he could spend
several weeks in prayer. Ayo Babalola was
sent out of the Anglican Church of his
village by his Bishop because most
members of the Church see visions; speak
in tongues and pray vigorously.
Babalola was a spiritually gifted individual
who was genuinely dissatisfied with the
increasing materialistic and sinful
existence into which he believed, the
Yoruba in particular and Nigeria in general
were being plunged as western civilization
influence on society grew.
The C.A.C believes that the spiritiual
power bestowed on Babalola placed him
on an equal level with Biblical apostles like
Peter, Paul and others who were sent out
with the authority and in the name of
Jesus. Joseph Ayo Babalola slept in the
Lord in 1959.
He predicted the changes that will occur in
C.A.C ( Chirst Apostolic Church) doctrines
after his death in 1959.
He was one of the first and few prophet of
God that have the grace to know when they
will die, as he predicated his death in 1957
for his disciple at ikere Ekiti during his 3
days fasting and prayer with them.
Another fact was that, before he even took
the ministry, there was prophecy that he
was going to work for God for just 30
years before he will be call upon by God.
He took the full ministry after his baptising
in 1929 at the age of 25 ages and deid at
the age of 55 years in 1959 and that same
year his ministry clock 30 years.
Babalola’s evangelistic success in Efon-
Alaaye was a remarkable one. Archdeacon
H. Dallimore from Ado-Ekiti and some
white pastors from Ogbomoso Baptist
Seminary were believed to have come to
see for themselves the “wonder-working
prophet” at Efon. The success of the
revival was accelerated by the conversion
of both the Oba of Efon and the Oba of
Aramoko. They were both baptised with
the names, Solomon Aladejare Agunsoye
and Hezekiah Adeoye respectively. After
this event, news of the revival at Efon
spread to other parts of Ekitiland .
The missionaries also visited other towns
in the present Ondo State. Among them
were Owo, Ikare and Oka. Babalola
retreated to his home town in Odo-Owa for
a personal prayer retreat. While he was at
Odo-Owa, a warrant for his arrest was
issued from Ilorin. He was arrested for
preaching against witches, a practice
which had caused some trouble in Otuo in
present Edo State. He was sentenced to
jail for six months in Benin City in March
1932. He was the first prophet of God that
was send to prison as at then,
In 1935 he married Dorcas. The following
year Babalola, accompanied by Evangelist
Timothy Baba Busuyi, went to the Gold
Coast. On arrival at Accra, he was
recognised by some people who had seen
him at the Great Revival in Ilesa. After a
successful campaign in the Gold Coast he
returned to Nigeria. Babalola was
genuinely dissatisfied with the increasing
materialistic and sinful existence of his
time because of the western civilization
influence on society grew.Joseph Ayo
Babalola slept in the Lord in 1959. Glory be
to God almighty in the highest for the life
of his servant, his works speaks on till
today and as given birth to so many
revivalists in our days now.
He was the first General Evangelist of the
Christ Apostolic Church, a church that
metamorphosed from a prayer group
popularly called Egbe Aladura in Nigeria.
In a vision he had, Jesus appeared to him
in a white robe along with a very tall man
who revealed that it was this Jesus who
asked me to speak with you. The man in a
dazzling robe spoke at length about the
mission he was to embark upon. The man
also told him of the persecutions he would
face and at the same time assured him of
God’s protection and victory. A hand
prayer bell was given to Babalola as a
symbol. He was told that the sound of the
bell would always drive away evil spirits.
He was also given a bottle of “life- giving
water” to heal all manners of sickness.
Consequently, wherever and whenever he
prayed into water for therapeutic purposes,
effective healing was procured for those
who drank the water. Thus, Babalola
became a prophet and a man with
extraordinary powers.
After the great revival of Oke-Oye,
the prophet was directed by the Holy Spirit
to go out on further missionary journeys,
but even before this, people from other
parts of the country had been spreading
the glad tidings of Oke-Oye, Ilesa’s great
revival, to other parts of the country.
Accompanied by some followers, Joseph
Babalola went to Offa, in present Kwara
State. Characteristically, people turned out
to hear his preaching and see miracles.
The Muslims in Offa became jealous and
for that reason incited the members of the
community against him.
To avoid bloodshed he was compelled to
leave. He next stopped was in Usi in
present Ekiti State for his evangelical
mission and he performed many works of
healing. From Usi he and his men moved
to Efon-Alaaye, also in Ekiti, where they
received a warm reception from the Oba
Alaaye of Efon. An entire building was
provided for their comfort. Babalola
requested an open space for prayer from
the Oba who willingly and cheerfully gave
him the privilege to choose a site.
Consequently, the prophet and his men
chose a large area at the outskirts of town.
Traditionally the place was a forbidden
forest because of the evil spirits that were
believed to inhabit it. The Oba tried to
dissuade Babalola and his men from
entering the forbidden forest, but Babalola
insisted on establishing his prayer ground
there. The missionaries entered the bush,
cleared it and consecrated it as a prayer
ground. When no harm came upon them,
the inhabitants of Efon were inspired to
accept the new faith in large numbers.
During one of his prayer sessions an angel
appeared to him and gave him a big yam
which he ordered him to eat. The angel
told him that the yam was the tuber with
which God fed the whole world. He further
revealed that God had granted unto him
the power to deliver those who were
possessed of evil spirits in the world. He
was directed to go first to Odo-Owa and
start preaching. He was to arrive in the
town on a market day, cover his body with
palm fronds and disfigure himself with
charcoal paints.
The parable of the 3 Palm tree leaves that
God gave to Apostle Babalola on the
believers and the church of God. One of
the palm tree was dry (Ogbe), the other
palm tree was rusted ( Oro) while the last
one was fresh (O tutu), the dry palm tree
are for those who refuse to accepted him
as there God will dry of fat the end. While
those who deceitful accept him as there
savior with rust away. Why those who
accepted him God as there personal
saviour shall be fresh forever and ever. It
was said that the palm tree leafs which
God use as a parable for him, was the leafs
he use to protect his steamroller when it
breakdown. After some weeks that apostle
went back to the truck, of the three leafs
was Dry, the second was rust while the
third one was very fresh.
Babalola during his life time, was the one
that prophecy and save the life of Lady/
Evang. (Dr.) Bola Are, who is today known
all over the world. The water Babalola use
to bath Mama Bola Are then was taking
from Ile-Oluji, the present place where they
cited Christ Apostolic Church, Oke Isegun,
DCC headquarters.
Another fact is the power in the Ikeji
Arakeji water in Osun state, the water over
the years have heal many people. Finders
reveal that the water has no end or begin
and it has never gone since 1928. He is
one prophet that believes in power of
prayer, it was said that, he made African to
believe that they can pray directly to God
and get answers without any sacrifice or
worshipping idols. Prayer is one of his
hobbies and in any town he found himself,
he look for a wildness or mountain to
prayer. This was how he moved to the
mountain which he named Ori Oke Anu
(Mountain of Mercy), after a while, he
established a CAC church on it and his
building is still their till date.
Mystery Of His Ministry
The Mysterious Tree of Usi Ekiti: This was
a tree in a Forest believed to be inhabited
by evil spirits and it was in this forest a
land was given to him for his revival
campaign. This tree had been cut many
times but it stood again as if nothing had
been done to it, however the Apostle went
to the tree rang his bell and prayed on the
tree and it was cut down forever.
Another mysteries encounter of
late Apostle Babalola was the one he had
with gods of Ifira, this god called “egule”
worshipped in the Isowo Quarters of the
town. This god was so ruthless that no
man dares point a finger at it to call
attention to it as such acts led to forfeiture
offenders or death. It is said that a big
python coiled around the pot on which the
god was placed. This god was situated on
a bushy hill and no one dares goes there
for fear of being harmed by the god or the
python guarding it. When the Apostle got
to this town he requested to visit the hill of
this god. People were concerned for his
safety but he insisted, then people from
neighbouring towns and villages came to
see what was going to happen. All he took
was his bell and his staff and he went to
the hill with people watching him.
Immediately he cited this god and its
python he started ringing his bell as he
moved towards it. And immediately the pot
on which the god stood broke into pieces
and the god hen the snake fled, when
people saw this they started singing and
rejoicing and the people beheld the Python
and trampled it till it died and the people
abandoned the Idols for God.
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