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Even Jesus said in his parable that Lazarus doesn't need to come and preach to the rich man's family because it isn't necessary (Lk 16:31).
Moreso, even apostle Paul that got into third heaven and came back restricted himself from speaking the things that he saw (2Cor 12:2-4).
Im not condemning them, because, who am I to condemn (Mat 7:1, 1Cor 11:31). Also, I've seen a couple of such videos that were 100% Scripture but they werent by africans. lol. And, the others Ive seen have varying degrees of Scriptural accuracy.
Imagine! How can adornments and dressings prevent a "Christian" from entering heaven? How can a case of matches box/sticks prevent a christian from entering heaven? #some claims by the videos
So so, unscriptural.
I wouldnt advise any christian to dwell on such because rather than exhorting, those videos depress and cause fear in the heart of christians. Whereas, heaven is every christian's our HOME, we dont strive to enter; we enter freely. Heaven should excite us. Maranatha, according to Paul, should be to encourage the brethren, and not to cause fear (1Tim 4:1-7). Any revelation that brings fear and confusion isnt God's (1Cor 14:33, Rom 8:15). People respect those videos because it brings upon them a sense of "holy fear" of hell. They are afraid because they arent perfected in love yet or they havent realized the perfect love yet. (1Jn 4:18).
Since, God isn't the author of confusion and the spirit of fear; then, the devil is. Also, perfect love cast away fear (1Jn4:18). And, Christ is our perfection (1Cor 5:21, 1Jn 4:17). ...
We xtians ar d ones encouragn all ds yeye visions by entertaining dem. If to say we can, each time a questionable vision/revelatn s circulated, thoroughly analyze it in d light of d scriptures n openly rubbish it, next time d seers of all ds nonsense fear-instilling visions wl tnk twice b4 publicly circulating it. And Y? Bcs we ourselvs ar nt evn sure of d tns we profess, hw cn we evn stand up to defend it. Rd up abt Apollos in Acts 18:24-28.
Evn in academic seminars, u dnt jst go up d stage n yarn unproven science facts, they wl challenge u &ask for ur reference nt to nw talk of publishing nonsense. Quote a particular statistics nw(e.g 60percent of so, so &so is...)and dey wl openly ask u the research frm wich such statistics ws reached. So what the heck is wrong wt we xtians? we sit down like dumb heads under wrong teachings all in the name of 'we dnt wnt to questn authority' &we idolize men of God. Habaaa!
Pls xtians, let's note that the Word of God is the final authority over all manners of teachings, revelatns n doctrines sef (Ps 119:89). EVERY REVELATION UNDER HEAVEN MUST PASS TRU THE SCRUTINY OF THE WORD OF GOD.
The challenge wt our generatn s that we ar too distant frm the Word of God that we are easily confused n tossed to &fro wt diff man-made doctrines, revelatns &pastor's perception of the scripture (Eph 4:14). Seek the Word of God &nt people's experiences (men of God or not). Abeg, i don tire sef for ppl wu quote popular men of God,eat as dey eat,dress as dey dress,talk as dey talk sef including dir individual gymnastics. Abegggi,let's cut ourselvs some slack. I rly wish we can study the scripture dt hard. Mtscheeew, nonsense &ingredient. #sorry,vexing mood tonight.
Ehnhen,in answer 2ur questn, my perspective to it is in ISAIAH 8:20 -TO THE LAW AND TO THE TESTIMONY: IF THEY SPEAK NOT ACCORDING TO THIS WORD, IT IS BECAUSE THERE IS NO LIGHT IN THEM. #selah ...
You too make sense o. I agree with you.
Next time, I think christians with understanding should publicly challenge such so-called revelations before it spreads further because such revelations are anti-gospel as long as they disagree with the Word of God.
GOD help us all. ...
Ha, infact, devil ure a liar o. Shame on u, i repeat, shame,shame on u. The devil's plot wt all ds vision s to mk God look like a hard-to-please task master, mk xtians weary,confused,discouraged &unsure of their salvation &eternal destination (e.g Wn dey hear dt a particular man of God wu faithfully served d Lord wt all he had is burning in hell, dey wl start to tnk, 'if daddy so so cdnt mk heaven den wu am i to mk it dia. what den s d point servn God nw'), Mk unbelievers wallow deeper into sin &refuse to accept Jesus claiming that 'sebi we are all sinners'. Me v personally hrd sm1 tell me o, while tryn to evangelize to d person, He sd 'wo, Let me enjoy myself here on earth vry well &kuku knw its hell m goin to dan to follow all ds ur bible rules &stl riskn goin to hell'
Devil, ds time arnd, ds plot of urs shall nt stand. Nothing cn contend with the Truth. The Word of God is true &it will stand. Darkness cannot comprehend light. The Lord God will flood the earth with the knowledge of His person &He wl rain down righteousness.
He paid a ransom for us with His blood, SO WE ARE PAID FOR. Did u hear that? YES, WE ARE PAID FOR. This is the victory we have, even our Faith. Look, GOD HAS RAISED US UP TOGETHER WITH CHRIST &MADE US SIT TOGETHER IN HEAVENLY PLACES IN CHRIST(Eph 2:6). So that settles it! ...
as if its dir bible'....I wonder why some prefer to believe this stuffs than the Scriptures...We see believers watching Nnkan Be, Labe Orun and the likes.They allow those information seep into their spirit hence the reason why they are easily swayed away.It's really pathetic that a lot of people do not really have time for the Bible.We ve got to sit down with the Scriptures and get drenched,soaked with its contents via meditation...So many programs on our screens in this generation are mere junk that will do our spirit no good...I agree with u fully that some of these so called visions are devilish antics to confuse people and make them continue in sin.Sincerely,it takes people who are committed to reading/studying and meditation of the Scriptures to discern heresies.Hmmnnnnnnn...May God help us all. ...
'revelations' are indeed ANTI-
GOSPEL...They only have a show(form)
of godliness to deceive people...What will
help us all is to get a good grip on the
Word! This is so important! 2Peter 3:18
says we should grow in the grace and
KNOWLEDGE of our Lord Jesus Christ! We
will all make it IJN.We will fulfil divine
purpose and at d end reign with
"But, no one knows it all; after all, that may be the part that God has revealed to them."
To this also I reply,
"Oh yes, I agree.
In fact, the Bible says, "We know in part and we prophesy in part" (1 Corinthians 13:9).
But then, the different parts we all know, MUST AGREE WITH THE BIGGER PICTURE- THE BIBLE (SOUND AND COMPLETE DOCTRINE AS TAUGHT IN THE NEW TESTAMENT BY CHRIST AND THE APOSTLES. NOT a distorted view that leads away from the teachings of Grace, Faith, True holiness, Righteousness by faith in the finished works of Christ and Love, which is our only trademark in Him.
Every part must point to salvation in the name of Jesus Christ alone; not dos and donts, or angels, Mary, other prophets, our pastors and Bishops etc.
Any focus on things asides this ONE THING, is sinking sand and leads to eternal failure.
I stand with Apostle Paul to write by the Holy Ghost:
"I marvel that you are so soon removed from Him that called you into the grace of Christ unto ANOTHER GOSPEL:
Which is not really another; but there be some that TROUBLE YOU, and would pervert (distort) the gospel of Christ.
BUT THOUGH, WE OR AN ANGEL FROM HEAVEN, PREACH ANY OTHER GOSPEL UNTO YOU THAN THIS THAT WE HAVE PREACHED TO YOU, LET HIM BE ACCURSED (ANATHEMA, DEVOTED TO DESTRUCTION, DOOMED TO ETERNAL PUNISHMENT)!
I STILL WILL REPEAT, AS I SAID BEFORE, IF ANY MAN, ie (PROPHET, BISHOP, PASTOR, TEACHER, EVANGELIST, APOSTLE) (this particular emphasis, mine - Ita),
PREACHES ANY OTHER GOSPEL TO YOU DIFFERENT FROM THE ONE YOU HAVE RECEIVED, LET HIM BE ACCURSED. (Galatians 1:6-9 - Amplified Bible).
The Bible is superior to visions from hell, mars and jupiter.
The Bible is superior to local church doctrines. It is superior to signs and wonders.
Therefore my friend, it is not safe for you or your family to put man's revelation, prophecy, vision, gifts of the Spirit, results and personal experiences above the Written Word of God. Period!
One day, you'll be glad we didn't hide this truth from you.
Keep yourself in the love of God (Jude 21).
Learn, please Learn!!! ...
Then a pastor is led by God to start a school that will instill quality education + godly character in the pupils (students); he excels in it, then every other overseer and ministries suddenly "receives" a divine mandate to run a school.
After this, some brother or sister is killed in an accident but by the mercy of God is sent back to life by God, with a genuine testimony and message on Love and repentance to the body of Christ: and before you recover from it, everyone is now dying and going to hell, "heaven", mars and pluto, and are returning with confusing, distorted and imbalanced doctrines for the church.
And as usual, people are buying into it in their large numbers...
Please and please, don't be deceived... But if you choose to be misled, its your loss.
I've written this before (late last year), and am writing it again, that no vision, revelation, contemporary prophecy, doctrine or personal convictions of any man or woman can supersede and override the Word of God. Not even a message from an angel or a dead saint can nullify the authenticity of the scriptures (Galatians 1:6-9, 2 Peter 1:16, 1 Timothy 1:4-5, 4:6-7, Titus 1:14).
Amazingly, these didn't start today, its been there since the Apostolic age if you would study your Bible...
Even Jesus warned about it in, Matthew 24:3-35.
Please don't be deceived.
But its your choice if you are. And it will be your loss in eternity.
I've observed that these things come like a wave for a season, uproots many and fizzles out.
I also observed, that after the damage is done, even the emissaries become obsolete.
In 1981, it was Florence Onwubiko. In 1987, it was Emmanuel Eni. In 1989, it became Felicia. Then many others came, ruffled the body a bit and then faded into oblivion, in fact extinction!
Let me tell you how to outlive the world and remain ever relevant to God's purpose- it is simple- build on God's Word.
Gifts of the Spirit will pass; Results will be overshadowed, man- made doctrines will be frustrated, and every other fable will cease. But they that trust in God's Word are like Mount zion- they remain forever.
Go back to truth my friend. Build on God's Word, it never fails" ...
(My continuation on this deception in the church).
NEXT TOPIC: BOYS QUARTERS AND UNCOMPLETED BUILDINGS IN HEAVEN???!!!
The peak of satanic devices in these last days isn't really witchcraft and sorcery but deception.
In fact, witchcraft is one of the basest weapons of satan; which is why it is practiced in hiding and the dark.
When the Lord Jesus was asked about the signs of His second coming by His disciples in Matthew 24:3-4, He didn't say "watch against sorcery or voodoo!", but He warned sternly, four times in the chapter, to guard against Deception.
Many of us can successfully stand and whip witchcraft in all forms they may come at us. But only very few of us can detect and overcome Deception when it shows up. So Jesus warned that even the elect can be deceived if not watchful (Matthew 24:24).
I guess this is the reason why I am not surprised at the level of Deception going on in our churches, both in the Pews and the Pulpits nowadays.
But we've been charged by the Holy Spirit to earnestly contend for the faith and the truth that has been committed to us by God (Jude 3, 1 Timothy 1:3-7, 2 Peter 1:16 - please read the verses).
This is my motivation for using this platform to share these thoughts; so more people will hear, learn and also share with family and friends as we together prepare to establish God's agenda on the Earth.
Jesus wasn't joking when He warned the disciples against the leaven (doctrines) of the pharisees and sadducees (Matthew 16:6, Mark 8:1).
And Paul didn't take it lightly when the church God had used him to plant in Galatia was misled from the teachings of salvation by faith in Christ (Galatians 3:1-29).
In fact, John the apostle of Love, warned that, encouraging heretics makes one a partaker of their doom (2 John 6-11).
I sincerely wish the church would listen. And greatly desire that the deceived would be restored.
As a parent, I will never put up with any fellow (no matter how related they are to me by blood, emotion or business), who tries to feed my children, poison.
In the same manner, I won't just sit passively and watch some enemies of the cross, disguised as angels of light, walk in and poison the flock Jesus birthed by His most precious blood.
Now, some will reason and say to me, "But they are genuinely saved!". Well, maybe. But they are also sincerely wrong.
Church, these people are spiritual babies. Why put them on the pulpits?!!
Bible warns against putting Novices (young converts) in sensitive leadership positions or platforms in church (1 Timothy 3:6, Ecclesiastes 10:16).
What they need isn't sharing with us but teaching by us. (I say this with humility and grace).
You want to argue and say, "But out of the mouths of babes and sucklings, God ordains praise".
Yes He sure does. But praise isn't the same as preaching in church!
Listen friends, David could kill Goliath at 17 but he didn't climb up the ...
Why? Well, because God doesn't commit spiritual responsibilities to children. Even Jesus the Lord ( while on earth), had to grow and learn (Luke 2:40,52, Hebrews 5:8)!
Exposing spiritual children to pulpit authority exposes them to lying visions and revelations from hell.
And even when these visions come from God they become distorted.
Please listen to what apostle Paul said about a genuine revelation he received from God about heaven in 2 CorÃnthians 12:4,
"How that he was caught up into paradise, and heard unspeakable words, which it is not lawful for a man to utter" (kjv).
He saw and heard things he wasn't permitted (by God) to share with the church. This is what only spiritual maturity can impart on a believer (Proverbs 17:27).
But immaturity makes one to present even genuine revelations in a misleading manner. And some agents of evil cash in on this, enter the church subtly, are ignorantly promoted by the leaders and end up misleading the flock of our Lord Jesus.
Please be wise!!! ...
(Continued from from yesterday's Expose).
Deception is on the increase in our day. And Jesus had warned us that if we are not circumspect, we would be deceived (misled, set on a wrong path) (Matthew 24:23).
To deceive, is to deliberately cause (someone) to believe something false.
It is also to give a mistaken impression.
And this is exactly what the devil is doing in the church; giving false impressions through false revelations, dreams, prophecies and distorted truths. And he is very deliberate about it!
Listen my friend, there's nothing satan does that is a coincidence; he's a master at scheming and strategizing. satan could scheme up a plan a hundred years before it hatches, and would patiently wait for its fruit to be borne.
But we are not ignorant of his devices, hallelluyah! Because the Spirit of Wisdom gives us a more superior intelligence to unmask him.
And how are we to achieve this? Its by staying close to the Spirit of Wisdom and staying true to Him. The Spirit of Wisdom is the Spirit of the Word of God- the Holy Ghost (1 John 5:7, John 6:63, Ezekiel 36:27, John 14:26, 15:26, 1 John 2:20, 27).
Witchcraft and sorcery are both toddlers compared to deception. Deception is the worst bomb in the devil's arsenal. Eve was not bewitched. No, she was deceived. And in the same manner, satan seeks to deceive the church which is the bride of Christ (the last Adam) (1 Timothy 2:14, 1 Corinthians 15:45, 2 Corinthians 11:14).
In Revelation 2:13, the church at pergamos was located where satan's seat is. In other words, that was his headquarters. And its amazing to note that, that area wasn't known for witchcraft, sorcery or voodoo, but for high level deception and persecution.
Deception is his favourite ally, and it works side by side with its twin sister- fear.
Friends, deception is on the increase in our day. Guard your heart and ears against false doctrines, please! ...
For example, (when dealing with a believer), satan would never say,
"black is white or white is black".
No, he would rather say,
"white is another shade of black and black the other side of white".
As soon as one buys into this, nothing ever remains the same again.
Are there Boys Quarters and Uncompleted Buildings in Heaven?
Let the Bible answer,
"In my Father's house
are MANY MANSIONS; if it were not so, I WOULD HAVE TOLD YOU."
(It seems to me that some of our modern "revelators" now know heaven more than the Lord that built it?)
Let's see Revelation 21:10-11,
"And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that GREAT CITY, the holy jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God.
Having the glory of God: and her light was like a stone most precious, even like a jasper stone, clear like a crystal".
Please does this description fit an uncompleted building?
Let's see another,
"And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city wa pure gold, like unto clear glass".
One of those "revelators" claims that she saw heaven, and that its not really made of gold but of silver. Its so clear from this verse that she's lying.
"Thus the heavens and the earth were finished (completed), and all the host of them"
To be continued ...
This is what I think, we are all still learning despite of the great miracles that Jesus did through us all. Even if some is from Jesus, people fail to bring Jesus to interprete it. Instead we bring self known bible verses. For example when David used stone to kill Goliath but if instead went with harp to sing praise. Both had worked before anyway.
Holy spirit should be called for interpretation and presentation, not spirit of Daniel or Pastor. ...