CHRISTIANS ARE NOT SAVED 2

CHRISTIANS ARE NOT SAVED 2

The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved! God did not send Jeremiah to unbelievers.  He sent him to the “Christians” of...

MONEY IS NOT VALUABLE

MONEY IS NOT VALUABLE

The valuable things are those things that are useful to God.  A woman brought an alabaster jar of very costly perfume and poured it all on...

WHY PASTORS DON'T GO TO HEAVEN (3)

WHY PASTORS DON'T GO TO HEAVEN (3)

By its very essence, the office of the pastor today is designed to nullify the ministry and teachings of Jesus.  It started out as a Sunday...

WHY PASTORS DON'T GO TO HEAVEN (2)

WHY PASTORS DON'T GO TO HEAVEN (2)

  All those who still call themselves pastors today are not disciples of Jesus.     I became the Pastor of Healing Wings,...

WHY PASTORS DON'T GO TO HEAVEN (1)

WHY PASTORS DON'T GO TO HEAVEN (1)

The “gospel” is now a product marketed with razzmatazz by mega-pastors and televangelists.  I was having lunch at “Sweet Sensation,” a...

SEEING GOD'S KINGDOM

SEEING GOD'S KINGDOM

Unless a man is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. My oldest brother, Bayo, left Nigeria without telling anyone where he was...

CHRISTIAN THIEVES AND ROBBERS

CHRISTIAN THIEVES AND ROBBERS

A poor and unemployed member of the church asked God to give him British Airways lock stock and barrel.  I was reviewing this article,...

PAUL'S MALE-CHAUVINISM AGAINST WOMEN (2)

PAUL'S MALE-CHAUVINISM AGAINST WOMEN (2)

Paul’s command that women be silent is not given by the inspiration of God.  It is not profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction or...

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CHRISTIANS ARE NOT SAVED 2

popeThe harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved!

God did not send Jeremiah to unbelievers.  He sent him to the “Christians” of his day.  God told Jeremiah to stand at the gate of the Lord's house and make a proclamation in the hearing of all those coming to church:

“Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place.  Do not trust in these lying words, saying, ‘The temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord, the temple of the Lord are these.’” (Jeremiah 7:3-4).

Don't think because you go to church every Sunday; that means you are going to heaven.  Don't think because you read your bible and pray every day; that means you are going to heaven.  Don't think because you pay tithes and give offerings; that means you are going to heaven.  Add a comment

DREAMS AND SPIRITUAL WARFARE


spiritual warHaving sex in the dream is an index of lack of spiritual fervency.
 

A colleague brought a fourteen year-old girl to see me.  Apparently, her mother’s prophet had a horrific dream about her portending great danger.  His antidote was just as horrific.  He told the mother that her daughter would have to bathe naked publicly at Bar Beach, Lagos or she would meet a bad end.  Despite her protests, her mother put her foot down: the word of the “man-of-God” must be obeyed.

I managed to convince her mother that this prophecy could not have been from God.  Dreams requiring ungodly remedies are devilish, crafted by evil manipulative men.  Says God: “Behold, I am against those who prophesy false dreams and tell them, and cause my people to err by their lies and by their recklessness. Yet I did not send them or command them; therefore they shall not profit this people at all.” (Jeremiah 23:32).

If you are in a church where the so-called pastor or resident prophet specialises in seeing visions and dreaming dreams about everyone else, get out of there.  Add a comment

DREAMING DREAMS OF THE ALMIGHTY (3)

dreamland 2God’s works cannot be limited to what is recorded in an inspired book called “the Holy Bible.”  

God sometimes tells us the future beforehand through dreams.  Thus, Daniel said to Nebuchadnezzar: “There is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he has told you in your dream what will happen in the future.” (Daniel 2:28).  Since only God is able to do this, dreams become one of the things that affirm conclusively that our Lord is God.  Jesus says: “I am telling you now before it happens, so that when it does happen you will believe that I am he.” (John 13:19).

In February 1996, the Lord gave me a dream.  In it, I was at a funeral but could not tell who was being buried.  So I pushed people aside in order to find out.  When I got to the front, laid out in the coffin was my “old man:” T.S.B. Aribisala.  I shouted: "No.  But it is his birthday!"  Then I woke up.

 

Sickness not unto death

25th of June, 1996 would be his eightieth birthday, and we were planning to have a big thanksgiving party for him.  I prayed vigorously against the spirit of death and did not give the matter much thought thereafter.  But on 10th June, 1996, I got a phone-call from Biodun; my brother.  "The old man is very sick," he said matter-of-factly, "you better go and see him because I don't think he is going to make it."

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DREAMING DREAMS OF THE ALMIGHTY (1)

dreaming dream 1Dreams are God’s parables of the night.  Therefore, they have to be deciphered. 

In the scriptures, God often spoke to people through dreams and visions.  Jacob’s life was radically impacted by a series of dreams.  God revealed little Joseph’s destiny to him through dreams.  Another Joseph dreamed dreams concerning instructions about the birth of Jesus Christ.  Pilate’s wife was warned in a dream about her husband’s dealings with Jesus’ persecutors.  The Holy Spirit gave the apostles Peter and John visions.

Solomon says: “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18).  This was the case for hundreds of years before Jesus.  From Malachi to Matthew, there were no visions and no prophets.  This is reminiscent of the time of the Judges when: “messages from the LORD were very rare, and visions were quite uncommon.” (1 Samuel 3:1).  As a result, it was an ungodly era when: “every man did whatever he thought was right.”

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MONEY IS NOT VALUABLE

money moneyThe valuable things are those things that are useful to God. 

A woman brought an alabaster jar of very costly perfume and poured it all on Jesus.  Jesus’ disciples were indignant, asking: “Why this waste? This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.” (Matthew 26:8-9).  But ultimately, perfume is meant to be used.  Even if it is sold, the person who buys it would still “waste it” by using it. 

Expensive perfumes are not intended for use by the poor.  They can only be afforded by the rich.  So what are Jesus’ disciples saying inadvertently?  Is Jesus not rich enough to use expensive perfume?  If not, who then can use it without it being a waste? 

This raises a number of other questions.  What makes something valuable?  Is something valuable because of its cost, or is it valuable because of its use?  Child of God, don’t make the same mistake as the disciples of Jesus.  Don’t determine the value of something by its monetary price.  The valuable things are those things that are useful to God.  Add a comment

UNRAVELING THE MYSTERY OF DREAMS

dreamlandThe fact that you saw someone in a dream does not mean the dream is about him. 

In 2003, Femi-Kevin’s headmaster sent me an email forecasting that he would fail his GCSE exams because he had done so badly in his mock exams.  I wrote an angry response and asked him: “Are you God?  How are you so sure he would fail?  Is it because he is black?”  After he took the exams, God did something strange.  Before his results came out officially, he showed them to me in a dream; subject-by-subject and grade-by-grade.  The results were excellent: Femi-Kevin got so many “A” grades.

The next day at the dinner-table, I announced to everyone that I had seen Femi-Kevin's GCSE results.  They thought the results had come out.  But I told them they had not; nevertheless, had God revealed them to me.  Then I gave them the details.  Six weeks later, Femi-Kevin's results were officially released.  Guess what?  They were exactly as it had been shown to me. 

 

Revelation knowledge

God reveals things of his choosing to us in dreams.  This is part of the privilege of walking with him.  Job says God uses dreams to “open the ears of men.” (Job 33:16).  He also uses them to give us invaluable understanding of his works.  What we learn from dreams enable us to pray constructively in order to prevent imminent evil.  Alternatively, it enables us to pray in order to ensure that God’s will is done in our lives. Add a comment

DREAMING DREAMS OF THE ALMIGHTY (2)

dreaming dreams 2When you tell people the Lord appeared to you in a dream, those who have not had such experience may be inclined to despise your dream. 

In September 2012, I had a dream.  I was somewhere high up in the mountains and did not know exactly what I was doing there.  Suddenly, there was so much pomp and circumstance.  A lot of security detail poured into the place and there was no room for me to quickly make my way out of there.  I was wondering what all the palaver was about when out came President Barack Obama of the United States.

In real life, Obama comes across to me as a formal dresser.  He is either wearing a suit and tie or a shirt and a tie.  But in my dream, he was dressed casually.  He had on a khaki-coloured “French suit.”  Apparently, he came to the mountains to relax.  He immediately sought me out and came towards me.  He held out his hands and shook hands warmly with me.  He smiled endearingly at me as flash-photographers took our pictures.  He said nothing at all.  There seemed to be no need to do so.  Clearly, we knew one another quite well.

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WHY PASTORS DON'T GO TO HEAVEN (3)

beware of pastorsBy its very essence, the office of the pastor today is designed to nullify the ministry and teachings of Jesus. 

It started out as a Sunday morning service like every other one in a Lekki, Lagos parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG).  One of the church workers was at the podium briefing the congregation on the up-coming events of the week.  Nobody thought anything was unusual when the pastor’s wife came to the pulpit and asked to address the church.  Nobody thought that to be out of the ordinary, until she started speaking.

“Brothers and sisters in Christ,” she began, “please ask your pastor where he spent the night yesterday.  Please ask him, he is seated right there.”

There was shock and disbelief all around.  Quickly, someone went up to appeal to her not to continue in that line of inquiry.  She offered little resistance when he took the microphone from her and led her off the pulpit.  But the damage had been done.  By the end of the service, the pastor had tendered his resignation.  By the end of the week, he had eloped with his young mistress to address unknown.  He disappeared, taking with him among other things, the rent paid to him as estate agent for my brother’s house. Add a comment