Even whilst developing up as a little youngster many years ago,
somewhere in the northern components of this country, I was
already aware of the dangers that came with the ember
I may want to recall how for the duration of the ember months in a certain
year, humans had been stated to have turned into fowl, goats, yams,
etc after collecting cash from strangers, so there was
apprehension everywhere. People grew to become greater cautious as
a result in the course of that period, and even at important school, we
were being cautioned to be very careful and keep away from having any
interaction with strangers.
We had been told at some point of school assembly of a man who got here to
the college with a automobile transferring around the college premises to
see if he ought to possibly lure any faculty kids. He tried to lure
some however when he could not be successful and realized that
people had observed his suspicious movement, he quickly
turned his vehicle round and sped off.
Now that was over thirty years ago when things and living
conditions were much better in this country, yet the hearts
of men were still so evil, how much more now when things
were much worse and difficult?
Therefore it’s no surprise that the dangerous nature of the
so-called “ember” months has multiplied several times
overtime, that people have to be even more careful during
those months, especially in December.
But what is it actually about the ember months that make
them more dangerous than the others?
I believe what makes them exceedingly dangerous and most
criminal months of the calendar year, is because those are
the months of the year where covetousness was usually at
its highest. And covetousness and crime are like 5 and 6,
they go hand in hand, so more criminal activities are
expected when people became more covetous, hence the
tenth law in the ten commandments of Bible being, “thou
shall not covet…” .
Ironically, the Christmas celebrations at the end of the year
and during this period is majorly responsible for the rise in
covetousness in people , because even many who weren’t
Christians have been observed anticipating the Christmas
celebrations, and making serious efforts to ensure they had
enough money to spend during that period.
Hence even those who don’t care about Jesus or the
purpose of His birth, would yet be planning to buy Christmas
clothes, organizing Christmas parties and carnivals, putting
Christmas lights around their buildings, making Christmas
hairstyles, to eat Christmas rice and chicken, and so on.
Even the world’s businesses ensure they’re not left out of
the spending spree of the Christmas period, as this is the
time of year the most sales were made in every calendar
year, so they have been observed attempting to capitalize on
this with discount offers during this period.
Also added to the Christmas hype, is that it happens at the
end of the year, so many want to also end the year on a
However the flip side is the extent some of them go to do
so, because that’s what is responsible for the rise of
crimes, diabolic activities, ritual killings, during the ember
months which makes it to be the most dangerous period of
the calendar year, and also the period most sins were
committed during the year, especially during the Christmas
Moreover, Christians were not left out of the rise of
decadence and sinning during this period, as that is the
period of the year they let their guards down the most and
are mostly distracted, as they are usually in a celebratory
mood, so it’s the time they’re mostly inclined to fall into sin.
This is the reason Jesus warned His servants against being
carried away with such celebrations at any time, so that they
wouldn’t be taken unawares by His return.
Luke 21:34-35 (KJV)
And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be
overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of
this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.
For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the
face of the whole earth.
So if Christ were to return during this period of the year,
especially during the Christmas celebrations, the chances
were that, the amount of Christians that would be found
wanting would be higher than in any other time of the year.
Hence Christians need to heed the warning of Jesus, and be
on their guard even more so during any Christmas season,
so they wouldn’t find themselves being taken unawares.