Uncle, Stop Seeing things…Preach the Gospel!
Your perpetual doomsday memo is beginning to sound monotonous, irritating and annoying. In fact, you are beginning to look like Satan himself, moving from one realm to another.
In the real sense of it, there is no difference between the trips you take to heaven or hell or your revelations of them. When you happen to find yourself in ‘heaven’ – which is always far between – it’s only to tell us how that there are only few believers there and how most of us on earth won’t make it there either. Of course, there is no point discussing your excursions to hell – it’s all about the souls of many a great men of God, believers and unbelievers alike languishing in it.
Do you really need to die and “come back” to give us news from the “heavenlies”? Must your mind travels always be about fear, death and misery? Soon enough, if care isn’t taken, you will subject yourself to all manners of conscious astral projections and soul travel mediums just to gives us a ‘new message’ from ‘above’. You will, by means of satanic means, invade the spiritual realm. In one of those travels of yours, your soul may get stuck in hell and the silver cord connecting it to the body may get severed – death!
The reason for your constant twisted ‘revelations’ of/from heaven and hell is not far-fetched: It has to do with the state of your mind. You can’t ‘see’ or perceive beyond your level of knowledge. What you think and believe God to be is what will be projected to your thoughts and consequently your unconscious states.
Let’s investigate your knowledge base a bit. For instance, you know God to be a LION and at the same time a LAMB. For you, He is the supreme bipolar being who can create and destroy. He is so loving but still going to deny one of His children entrance to heaven because of make-up or because she didn’t follow your conceived ‘godly codes of conducts’ (erroneously called doctrine)… We now know why you can’t see anything edifying or life-transforming in your “revelations” and extra-terrestrial ‘waka-abouts’ – your knowledge of God needs an overhaul.
Take a leaf from the account of the rich man and Lazarus. The rich man, in his pathetic state in hell, would have ‘father Abraham’ send Lazarus to his brothers to warn them of the torment of hell. Such a hopelessly arrogant fellow who wanted Lazarus to be a ‘boy-boy’ for life. Hope you still remember father Abraham’s response to his request: “They have Moses and the Prophets; let them hear them. If they won’t hear them, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead”. Q.E.D.
So uncle, in like manner, we have the bible; we have the gospel; we have able ministers of that gospel and we will rather hear them than listen to your damnable messages. What’s more, we don’t need folks like you who ‘come from the dead’ to persuade us.
Rather than obsess over visions/revelations of ‘heaven’/hell, Armageddon, the day of the trump of God, etc. get busy with the study of God’s word and preach the gospel of the love of Christ. You don’t need to die and ‘come back’ to give us some ‘breaking news’. You only need to get busy with sound doctrine.
In case you still don’t make sense of all that has been said and still need further proof that OYO is your case, consider our dear Apostle Paul. Such a man with abundance of visions and revelations. Nevertheless, he chose not to glory in them or confound the church with such accounts. Instead, he stuck to the gospel. All he wanted was to see the knowledge of Jesus covering the earth even as the waters cover the sea. He was busy preaching the ministry of reconciliation and not the message of doom.
Uncle, let’s introduce you to Gospel 101. First, the gospel is not in visions and revelations of the spirit realm. Rather, it finds its source and strength in the bible. It’s how that Christ died for sins, rose again, ascended into heaven and forever seated at the right hand of the father (the place of authority).
Whoever believes this is saved. The gospel is not about the power of God. Rather, IT’S THE POWER OF GOD. When it is preached and believed on, salvation is birthed. Any other message apart from this is ‘another gospel’ and cursed be he that preaches such – Gal 1:8.
Quit your obsession with hell. We are not scared of it. Actually, at redemption, we’ve been rescued from its torment. Rather than pollute the airways with your incessant message of disaster, tell the unbeliever about God’s love for him. Tell him how that He has already paid for their sins with His blood. Get as many of them to believe that message. That way, you would have done your best to decongest that hell.
Quit trying to scare us with the vision/revelation of Christ’ Second Coming. How that you saw Angel Michael about to blow the trumpet but was stopped by God at the last second. No man knows the day of His visitation- not even the angels. The message of Christ’ Second Coming is not meant to elicit fear. We are not scared of it. Rather, we live for it. We hope on and rejoice at His coming. In the meantime, while we await His return, we keep enjoying our state of heaven on earth.
Uncle, stop ministering fear ‘up and down’, for there is no fear in love. If you must talk; minister grace, edification and salvation. Until you can, keep quiet ‘biko’, rightly divide God’s word and do the needful!
Written by Ayansola Ibukun Ademola.
Ayansola Ibukun Ademola is a graduate of English and a freelance writer/editor.