MISSING HEAVEN BECAUSE OF IDOLS IN THE HEART
This happened on the 3rd of July of the year 2015 in Ashland, Virginia, USA. I left Cameroon to go to Ashland to be there for a one-week camp meeting but ended up three months there as the Lord instructed me to.
While in the sanctuary during the worship in the evening, I heard myself pray, “I've been walking with You, you've never shown me where You live.”
Immediately after saying that, I fell on the ground. And then I saw myself walking with an angel that was leading me. We were walking on a staircase and we got in front of a big white gate. I realized I was entering into Heaven. It was not a dream. It was real, like Apostle Paul said, “whether in his body or out of his body.” I know it was out of my body because my body was lying on the altar.
On both sides of the street of gold, there was a beautiful city filled with beautiful mansions, wonderful houses, flowers filled with life. You could see Light flowing in the flowers in the grass. The green grass was so green.
As I was curiously looking around, I thought I could see some people that I know, like brothers and sisters who are already passed away that have gone into eternity before us. I thought I could see them there. So I was looking around, but the side of the city that I visited was completely empty. There were no human beings living there though the houses were finished, the mansions were ready, but they were all closed.
So we moved on, we stopped and I had the impression that there was an oncoming vehicle with a bright flashlight flashing into my eyes. I had to close my eyes and I told the angel, “Can you tell the driver of that vehicle to dim his light? Because he's blinded me off.”
The angel told me, “Ngnanock, it is not a vehicle. You are in front of the Throne room. The light in your eyes is the reflection of the glory of God.”
So I got scared and I told the angel, “What should I do?”
And he said, “Do exactly what you see the 24 elders do.”
So I bowed my head, opened my eyes, and I noticed that a few steps away from where I was standing, I saw the 24 elders. They were lying prostrate before the Throne. They had long sparkling white robes with golden stripes on their robes with a golden belt on the waists. They had removed their thick crowns, and they put them on the floor, at the foot of the Throne. And they were worshiping God.
When I saw that, I spread my arms like I saw them do. As I did that, I was caught up in the grip of Heaven, that something very unique happened.
I had the impression that in my belly, I had all kinds of musical instruments you can imagine. Some heavenly melodies were emanating from my womb and going up to the Throne, and it was such good great music from the Lord. Millions and millions of people around the Throne worshiping God and it was so harmonious. There was no choirmaster but everything was so coordinated and so beautiful. It was so intense and lasted for hours. I literally enjoyed myself.
When the music subsided and at the end of the worship, the light was a little dimmer, so I could see.
I opened my eyes, and the angel was standing by me. I lifted up my eyes, and I saw the great White Throne. And the great white Throne was mounted on a chariot and the chariot had wheels and the wheels were strange wheels. The wheels were like a tunnel, like a long deep tunnel. And I looked into the tunnel, and I could see the light way over there on the other side.
I asked the angel, “Is it possible to see who was the One sitting on the Throne?”
Looking at the Throne was like trying to gaze at the sun at twelve noon. I couldn't see what He was in such an impenetrable light.
I asked the angel, “Is it possible that I get through the tunnel to go and see what's going on on the other side?”
The angel answered, “Nobody goes through this tunnel.”
I said, “Well, I just wanted to go and see what's happening over there.”
The angel said, “Exceptionally, I'm going to let you in.”
So I entered the tunnel initially with the intention to go on the other side and see the people there. When I got into the middle of the tunnel exactly under the great Throne, I heard someone say to me, “You have been praying and wanting to see God and He's sitting on the Throne above your head.”
I laid down there and seeing the Father seated above my head, and I was lying down on His feet, I was so happy. I mean, the joy that filled my heart was overwhelming. God has given me the great privilege of getting to this place.
I heard my name and I knew it was the voice of the Father.
When God spoke to me, I did not answer Him with my mouth but with my thoughts. In Heaven, your thoughts are audible. You hear yourself, you hear your thoughts.
Paul said in Eph 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us,
Listen, my brother, your thoughts, everything you think about during the day is heard in Heaven like a loudspeaker. I was shocked at that. That's why I want to emphasize Philippians 4:8, Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Let these be the object of your thoughts because your thoughts are heard in Heaven.
The Bible said, “As a man thinketh in his heart so he is.” (Prov 23:7)
What you think every day is heard loud in Heaven.
When I heard my name, I answered, “Yes, Lord.”
And the Lord asked me, “Did you see the city when you came through the gate?”
I said, “Yes, Lord, I saw the city.”
And He said to me, “Did you notice that the mansions are all finished? The construction work is finished, and the mansions are ready.”
“Yes, Lord, I saw it.”
And He said, “Did you notice that side of the city that you visited there, there's nobody living there, that the houses there are still empty, and they are not populated?”
“Yes, Lord.” And I was curious because I was thinking I could see some believers who have already gone ahead of us. I thought I could see them there.
And the Lord said, “That's why I brought you here. I brought you here first, to show to you so you could see for yourself that the construction work for the mansions where the elect is going to live is finished.”
“And secondly, I brought you here, so that I could tell you that the Second Coming of My Son Jesus is more than imminent, but the Church on the Earth is not ready.”
“And thirdly, the side of the city that you saw the houses, the mansions, they are still empty because the people that will occupy those mansions are still on the Earth.”
And then the Lord went further. He told me, “If the trumpet were to sound today, just a very small number, a very tiny percentage of the Church will be raptured.”
And I was intrigued by that. And I asked, “Lord, why?”
And the Lord said, “A tiny percentage of the Church only will be raptured if the trumpet sounds today because the Church on the Earth is not ready.”
He said, “The Church on the Earth is filled with idolatry.”
And the Lord said, “Even your Church.”
I said, “Lord, in my Church, there is no idol. We would not worship any object. We would not bow down in front of any object. And we don't have statues, who don't have monuments in my Church. And besides, nobody bows to no man in my Church.”
The Lord said, “The idol worship, the idolatry that is in the Church today is not idolatry of monuments or statues only. The idolatry in the Church is rooted in the hearts of My people and is being entertained and cultivated by you, the preachers.”
Then I began to cry and I said, “Lord, it means You and I do not have the same definition of what I believe. So, in Your definition, by Your definition, what is an idol?”
And the Lord said, “An idol is anything that competes with Me for attention in the heart of My people.”
Anything that competes with God in our heart, for space for attention, God calls it an idol.
The Lord said, “To prove to you there is idol worship and idolatry in the Church, whenever you share this message, I want you to ask the Christians to examine their prayer life. Out of 10 things that the Church people asked Me every day in their prayers, nine and a half have to do with the things of this world. They want money, they want cars, promotion, healing, marriage, children. Very few of them come in My presence because they want to be with Me or because they want to spend time with Me.”
And the Lord said, “Only a tiny percentage of the Church will rapture if the trumpet were to sound today.”
I remember in January 2014, I had called a friend of mine, a prophet in Benin. He had taken nine months of retreat to seek God and pray. As he was praying, he got in a trance, and God showed him an open vision and in this vision, the world has come to an end. God had gathered the inhabitants of the Earth on one side. And the kingdom of Heaven was on the other side.
And in between, there was a bridge. And underneath the bridge was the lake of fire. God was making a rollcall. People were being called one after the other. And when your name was called, you come on the bridge, and then the Lord will begin to tell you the story of your life.
As the Lord is speaking, there was like a rolling carpet on the bridge moving you gradually towards the kingdom of Heaven.
If the Lord finished saying everything He had to say, and you have not yet crossed over, then the bridge will open, and then you will fall in the lake of fire.
He said of 1000 people that were called before him, only two succeeded to get into the kingdom. The rest of them fell in the lake of fire. He was the 1001st person.
When his turn came, the Lord began telling him, “You are a prophet, you have traveled around the world, doing conferences, seminars, crusades, you have planted churches, you have pastored many people, you've done this and that.”
And he kept saying, “Yes, Lord, Yes, Lord,” and he was moving gradually.
He said he was steps away from crossing into the kingdom when God said, “Unfortunately, all of these things you were doing for yourself, and not for Me.”
He said, “And the bridge opened and I fell in the lake of fire.”
That's where he came out of the vision so fearful.
And then the Lord began to tell him to prepare for the end time and to get the Church prepared.
When he finished telling me this story over the phone and crying, he told me, “My brother Ngnanock, we need to start preparing the Church. The Lord Jesus is coming back soon. We need to start preparing the Church for the Second Coming.”
Look, I'm telling you, my brother, less than 2% of Christians on the Earth will be saved.
When he shared that vision with me, I had a problem with the percentage of less than 2%. I thought out loud, “What about all these churches that are springing up everywhere? What is all this work that we are doing for the kingdom? Only less than 2%?”
When I was lying in that tunnel under this great, great white Throne, I remembered this and asked God, “Why only a small percentage when we see in all our nations, on every street in our cities, we see churches springing up and we see thousands and thousands of people flocking into the Church.”
The Lord replied, “Ngnanock, do not be deceived by this great number of people you see flowing into the Church. Most of these people do not come to Church because they want Me. They come into the Church because they want the things that I give. Very few among them have a personal relationship with Me. They're looking for the signs and miracles, they want healing, they want deliverance. They want provisions, they want prosperity but they don't want Me. It's not Me they want.”
And I said, “Lord when we asked You for all these things, You answered our prayers to give us the things. And every Sunday, every week, we have testimonies. People come in to testify, ‘I came and I prayed for these, believing God for these and the Lord did it for me.’”
The Lord said, “Yes, I do it for them. And I do not do it for them as a sign of approval for their way of living. I am a generous God and I give liberally to every man.”
“Remember, I'd not only give to Christians, but I also give to Muslims, I give to Buddhists, I give to the Atheists. I give to all men.”
The Lord asked me, “Ngnanock, all the rich people on the Earth, are they all Christians?”
I said, “Very few of them are Christians.”
And the Lord asked me, “In your country, the people ruling your country, from the president to the ministers to the senators and all of them. Are they all Christians?”
I said, “No, Lord.”
And the Lord said, “Yet, I'm the one that made them rich. I'm the one that gives them power. Isn't it written in your Bible that all of it comes from God?”
I said, “Yes, Lord.”
Matthew 6:25-33 AKJV Therefore I say to you, Take no thought for your life, what you shall eat, or what you shall drink; nor yet for your body, what you shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body than raiment? 26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much better than them? 27 Which of you by taking thought can add one cubit to his stature? 28 And why take you thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin 29 And yet I say to you, That even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. 30 Why, if God so clothe the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is cast into the oven, shall he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? 31 Therefore take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? 32 (For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knows that you have need of all these things. 33 But seek you first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.
The Lord said, “They wanted money, I give them money. They wanted power and I give them power. But yet they do not belong to Me. And if they die in the condition in which they are without repenting, they are not coming. They are not spending eternity with Me. They will go to Hell.”
And the Lord said, “It is you the preachers, it is you the servants of God that give the impression to the Church, that if you pray for something and God answers you, and God gives you what you want, it means God approves of your life, and He approves the way you live.”
And the Lord said, “That's one of the things you need to correct on the Earth.”
The Lord said, “I give, I give liberally because I'm a generous God.”
But He said, “In My nature, I am a jealous God.”
The Lord showed me a scripture that shocked me. Exodus 34:14 For you shall worship no other god: for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
I knew by the Bible that God is a jealous God but I did not know that one of the names of God is Jealous; that His name is YAHWEH KANAH—the jealous LORD, that He bears the name Jealous.
The Lord said to me, “In My nature as a jealous God, I do not know how to share. Once there's a conflict of interest or competition between Me and anything in the heart of My children, I give room to that thing and I walk away.”
When God said that, that's when I understood the saying that “If Jesus is not the Lord of all, He's not the Lord at all.”
Listen to me, brother, Jesus doesn't want 98% or 99% of your heart. He wants all of them. If you're not giving Him all of it, He doesn't want it. He doesn't want to share. He doesn't want to cohabit in our hearts with anything.
When the Lord told me that, I began to weep and even all the more because I realized how easy it will be for people to miss Heaven, how easy it is going to be for people to miss God.
God showed me a brother that I know who is a servant of God.
The Lord said, “Look at this brother. He's in Church, he's 70. But look at his heart.”
On the screen, this brother’s heart was totally transparent. And his head was filled with so many desires to achieve so many things he wanted to do.
And the Lord Jesus was standing behind him.
And the Lord said, ‘Do you see where I am?”
“Yes Lord, You're standing behind him”
The Lord said, “It is a long time since this brother kicked Me out of his heart. Because of all these lustful desires and personal ambitions, there's no room for Me, and I'm standing beside him. And he doesn't even know that is a long time since he got disconnected from Me.”
He's still in a Church preaching, doing activities but it has been a long time since he was disconnected from God.
And the Lord said to me, “I'm standing behind him, and I'm knocking on the door of his heart trying to come in. If he realizes it early, and he repents, I'm going to come back to his heart. But if he doesn't, and the rapture occurs today, this brother is not going to be in the rapture.”
And the Lord said to me, “And there are many, many, many in the churches like him, who are in Church, but their hearts are far away.”
The Lord told me, “Indeed Isaiah was right, that these people worship Me with their lips, but their hearts are far away from Me.” (Isaiah 29:13, Matthew 15:8)
I was crying and weeping because I was realizing how easy it is going to be for people to miss Heaven. I accepted Jesus as my personal Lord and Savior at 16. And I've been in charge of my life from that time. I have given all my youth to Christ, all my life to Christ, served God in all my life and still missed it. It will be so easy to miss it, brother. And that's why we need to take time.
The Lord began to show me idolatry in the Church and asked me, “Do you know why Ananias and Sapphira died in the early Church?”
I said, “Obviously, because they lied to the Holy Spirit.”
On the screen now in front of me, the scripture appeared. Acts 5:3 But Peter said, Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land?
The Lord said to me, “The lie to the Holy Spirit was just a consequence. The main problem of Ananias and Sapphira is that Satan had filled their hearts and if Satan has filled the heart of a believer, so where is the place of God in his heart?”
I answered, “Then it means God has no place in his heart.”
And the Lord said to me, “The churches are full of people like Ananias and Sapphira. They are in churches but they have no space for God in their hearts.”
When the Lord told me this, I wept.
And the Lord told me, “This idol worship in the Church is cultivated and entertained by you the preachers, and I want you to go back and talk to your brothers and talk to your colleagues, the servants of God.”
I asked, “How did we entertain it?”
And the Lord said, “Because you have moved away from the right message. Now you're preaching nice things that people like to hear, preaching good sermons, that you've gone away from the essentials of the Gospel. And I want you to go back and tell the Church to return to the essentials.”
I asked, “What is the essential?”
The Lord to me, “The essential is Christ, and Him crucified, and nothing more.”
1 Corinthians 2:2 For I determined not to know anything among you, save Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.
And He said, "I want you to go back and talk to your brothers and ask them to come back to the message of the Cross, to come back to a Christ-centered and Calvary-centered message. That is the Gospel. Anything short of that is not the Gospel.”
Today we preach all kinds of good things. We do all kinds of capacity building development, management in Church, which is not bad, but if it is not Christ-centered and Calvary-centered, we are doing just our own thing. We have been doing motivational speaking but God is not in there. The Gospel is Christ; it must be Christ-centered and Calvary-centered.
I wept because I could see the condition of the Church.
And then the Lord said, “Let me show you something.”
And the Lord began to make me travel. I was seeing the churches all over the world. And the Lord took me to Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, and showed me the churches. I saw big churches, some of them so massive, that from the pulpit, you could hardly see the end of the crowd. In those churches, miracles were taking place. I mean, miracles, signs, wonders, and the people were having a revival, quote, unquote. I mean, there were revivals in those churches, the blind were seeing, the lame were walking, I mean, all kinds of healings and testimonies.
And in most of these churches, the Lord Jesus was standing outside.
And the Lord said, “You see these churches. See where I'm standing. I'm standing outside.”
And I said, “Lord, how can all this happen in the Church and You are not in there?”
And the Lord said, “Yes. Is it not written in your Bible in Revelation 3:14-21?”
Revelation 3:14-21 AKJV And to the angel of the Church of the Laodiceans write; These things said the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God; 15 I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot: I would you were cold or hot. 16 So then because you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spew you out of My mouth. 17, Because you say, I am rich and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and know not that you are wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked: 18 I counsel you to buy of Me gold tried in the fire, that you may be rich; and white raiment, that you may be clothed, and that the shame of your nakedness do not appear; and anoint your eyes with eyesalve, that you may see. 19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent. 20 Behold, I stand at the door and knock: if any man hear My voice and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. 21 To him that overcomes will I grant to sit with Me in My Throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in his Throne.
Jesus was talking about the Laodicean Church, they got the Lord Jesus out. They got comfortable, they got so happy, they were prosperous. They said, “We are rich, we are prosperous, and we have need of nothing.”
And the Lord told them, “You do not know that you are naked, wretched and poor, and miserable.”
The Lord said that the Laodicean Church because of their prosperity, and their well being, they have kicked the Lord out and He was outside knocking at the door trying to come back in.
The Lord said, “And the Church today is like that. It is plagued by the Laodicean syndrome.”
In most of these churches, the Lord was outside the Church although miracles were taking place inside the Church.
And that's what intrigued me the most.
And I said, “Lord, how can all these miracles be taking place and they do that in Your name and You are not there?”
And the Lord said, “Yes, it is a fulfillment of the Scriptures. Isn't it written in your Bible in Matthew 7:21-23, Not every one that said to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of Heaven; but he that does the will of My Father which is in Heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name? and in Your name have cast out devils? and in Your name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess to them, I never knew you: depart from Me, you that work iniquity.”
And the Lord told me, “Ngnanock, be careful lest you be deceived. Because today in the Earth, there are the workers of iniquity, who are miracle workers. And they have multitudes, great multitudes following them, and they are leading them to perdition.”
The Lord said, “That's why I brought you here. So you can go back and warn My people.”
And I said, “Lord, how, how would the Church escape from that?”
The Lord said, “Tell the people to pray to God for the gift of discernment. The greatest need of the Church in this Endtime is the gift of discernment lest you will be deceived.”
I was shaken by what the Lord was telling me and the Lord gave me two scriptures in the Bible.
I said, “Lord, show me that in the scriptures. When I go back and tell my brothers, they will say that this is a new Gospel, a new doctrine.”
And the Lord took me to the book of Exodus.
He said, “You remember when the Israelites left Egypt? When they crossed the Red Sea and walking towards the Promised Land in the desert, suddenly, idolatry crept into the camp, and then the people begin to murmur against Moses and against God, cursing Moses and cursing God. Because they remembered the cucumbers and onions of Egypt.”
I said, “Yes, Lord, I remember.”
I said, “They provoked Me so much that I swore in My anger, that these people will not enter My rest.”
I said, “Yes, I remember.”
And the Lord said to me, “That day when I swore in My anger that they will not enter My rest, I moved away from the camp of Israel. I did not take away the pillar of cloud that was leading them by day and the pillar of fire that was leading them by night.”
Psalms 95:11 AKJV To whom I swore in My wrath that they should not enter into My rest.
Hebrews 3:11 AKJV So I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter into My rest.
The Lord said, “I left the pillar, the symbol, the pillar of fire and the pillar of power, the symbol of God's presence, there were the activities that represented the presence of God in the midst of them but God was no more there.”
And the Lord said, “Look at this. For 40 years, they went around the same mountain until they were all consumed, and they all died in the desert. They were under the pillar of fire and they were under the pillar of cloud, the symbols of the presence of God, yet they all died in the wilderness.”
I was so shocked. My shock was like seeing that we can be so busy with serving God, and even having miracles and all of these things yet we are not on our way to Heaven. It was so shocking to me.
And the Lord said to me, “Ngnanock, be careful, remember Elijah was on the mountain of the Lord,” and the Lord brought 1 Kings 19:11-13.
1 Kings 19:11-13 AKJV And He said, Go forth, and stand on the mount before the LORD. And, behold, the LORD passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains and broke in pieces the rocks before the LORD; but the LORD was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the LORD was not in the earthquake: 12 And after the earthquake a fire; but the LORD was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice. 13 And it was so, when Elijah heard it, that he wrapped his face in his mantle, and went out, and stood in the entering in of the cave. And, behold, there came a voice to him, and said, What do you here, Elijah?
And the Lord said to me, “Ngnanock, be careful. I know you want to work miracles, you want to walk in signs and wonders. But be careful, because you can have a powerful ministry, you can have a fire ministry, you can have an earthquake ministry, yet not have God. You can have all these things, and not have God.”
And the Lord said to me, “That's why when the 70 disciples came back, they rejoiced, saying, ‘Lord, we saw miracles. We even saw the devils were subject to us in Your name.’”
And the Lord said, “And I told them, “Do not rejoice that these things are happening to you because even workers of iniquity can do these things. Rejoice that your names are written in the book of life.”
Luke 10:17, 20 AKJV And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject to us through Your name. 20 Notwithstanding in this rejoice not, that the spirits are subject to you; but rather rejoice, because your names are written in Heaven.
That really shocked me. So I want to tell you, brother, hey, I pray as you listen to me today, I pray that the Lord would give you the gift of discernment so that you will know the ones that are genuinely serving God, the true servants from God from the false. The miracles and the signs are not enough to qualify someone as a genuine servant of God, because on the Earth, the many workers of iniquity are working miracles too.
And in fact, the Bible even says that in the last days, they will perform such miracles that they can even bring down fire from Heaven. And the Lord said that if the days were not shortened, even the elect will be deceived.
Revelation 13:13 AKJV And he does great wonders so that he makes fire come down from Heaven on the Earth in the sight of men.
Matthew 24:22 AKJV And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.
Matthew 24:24 AKJV For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; so that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.
If you are Christian, a believer, I hope I have opened your eyes and you have the gift of discernment and know what is right from what is wrong.
The Lord said to me, “In your services when it's time for offering, everybody will take his offering from his pocket, and give like $1 or $5. But in the course of the same service, if the Spirit of God begins to move, and the prophet began to prophesy to a brother who just gave a $10 bill to God. When the prophet gives him a mighty prophecy like, “I just saw you. I saw God opening doors to you. You're going to become a billionaire.’ The same brother who just gave $10 in the offering basket will now give $100,000 to seal his prophecy.”
And the Lord said to me, “That is idolatry. When it was time to love Me, he gave Me $10. Now he gives Me $100,000 to seal his prophecy. He can even give a million. That is idolatry.”
The Lord told me, “Look at the workers that are in the Church and the students. Every week from Monday to Friday or to Saturday, they have to be at work or in school by 7.30 or 8 in the morning. They wake up at 5, get ready, take their breakfast, make sure they get to work or to school on time. But on Sundays, the same people who are Christians, they come to Church late. The service may start at 9 o'clock or 10 o'clock but they come late to Church.”
The Lord told me, “That is idol worship.”
And I said, “Lord, how?”
And the Lord said, “Because they do not see that I am the source of their life, they take their relationship with God for granted. They come to Church, they drag their feet to Church, most of the time. They do not come for midweek services, for Bible study, for prayer meetings. And when you ask them, they say, ‘I was tired,’ or ‘Sunday is my only day off.’”
The Lord began to show me so many instances of idol worship in the Church. I was crying because I was seeing how the Church looks like the world.
And the Lord said to me, “I am sending you back so you can go and talk to them.”
When the Lord told me to go back, I didn't want to come back. It was so good to be there. I didn't want to come back.
“God, I will stay here. I'm sure they'll come and join me.”
The Lord said, “No, I'm sending you back because you haven't finished your assignment. I want you to go back and talk to the Church and make sure everybody hears this message. There's one thing that is going to stop many people from getting into Heaven, and that is idol worship.”
If you look at the 10 commandments that the Lord has given us, the first four have to do with idol worship. Number one, I am the Lord your God, you shall have no other God besides Me. Number two, you shall not bow down to any other object or you shall not prostrate yourself before any man or any object for the Lord your God will not tolerate that. Number three says You shall not take the name of the Lord lightly because the Lord will not leave on punishing anyone that takes His name lightly. And number four is, you shall remember the day of the Lord to sanctify the day of the Sabbath.
Exodus 20:1-10 AKJV And God spoke all these words, saying, 2 I am the LORD your God, which have brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 You shall have no other gods before Me. 4 You shall not make to you any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in Heaven above, or that is in the Earth beneath, or that is in the water under the Earth. 5 You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generation of them that hate Me; 6 And showing mercy to thousands of them that love Me and keep My commandments. 7 You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes His name in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 Six days shall you labor, and do all your work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD your God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates:
All of this has to do with the heart, with our relationship with God, to respect to idols.
So the Lord said, “I'm sending you back to go and talk to the Church.”
Brothers, I wept so much because I realized it was so easy for a man to miss Heaven. I understood Paul. Paul had been to the third Heaven and had seen and heard things that human language cannot express. (2 Corinthians 12:2-4)
Yet Paul said in 1 Corinthians 9:27, But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
Brothers, if Paul the Apostle could live with the fear of missing Heaven, who are we? This guy had been to the third Heaven. Not only that, he also wrote more than half of the New Testament. Paul had planted churches all over the place. He was a senior apostle, but he lived with the fear of missing Heaven. If Paul lived with such fear of missing Heaven, every one of us must live with the same fear.
Paul wrote, “Work out your salvation with fear and trembling.” (Philippians 2:12) When I came out of the experience, I understood why Paul had to say that.
Brothers and sisters, Heaven is not a place for passive men. Jesus said in Matthew 11:12, And from the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force.
You must listen to me, brother. If you must make it to Heaven, you must have a mindset. You must be determined. Going to Heaven must be your long term project or lifetime project, a project you work on a daily basis.
Then said one to Him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And He said to them, Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able. (Luke 13:23-24)
Very few travels on this narrow path to eternal life.
Today we, in most of the churches, we don't read such scriptures anymore. it's like an outdated message and outdated Gospel. Right now, people want prosperity, they want blessings, they want a breakthrough, which is not bad. And God wants to give that to us, provided that our salvation is already secure.
The Lord said, “I want you to go and tell the Church to be careful because many people in the Church will miss the Rapture.”
Listen to me, brothers, as I'm talking to you right now. There are five sisters in Christ that are burning in Hell. The Bible calls them foolish virgins. These girls were virgins. They have never committed fornication. They're never committed adultery. They've never been to nightclubs, they've never drunk or smoke or done all of these bad things that we know about. Yet, at the last minute, they missed it. And they were thrown out where there are weeping and gnashing of teeth.
It is so easy for one to miss salvation. Brothers, this thing is serious. And I'm talking to you with tears in my eyes. This issue of going to Heaven is serious. Can you imagine the five girls virgins in Hell? They suffer together with the worst criminals, the worst prostitutes in Hell. These five virgins can live all their lives in the Church and they missed it at the last minute.
Some people even preach a message that says, “Once saved, always saved.” I wish that was true. You just confess Jesus and you have your ticket to Heaven and you will never lose it. But my Bible says, He that shall endure unto the end, the same shall be saved (Matthew 10:22, 24:13).
Paul wrote in First Corinthians 15:1-2, Moreover, brothers, I declare to you the Gospel which I preached to you, which also you have received, and wherein you stand; By which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached to you unless you have believed in vain.
It is possible that you have heard the Gospel, you have believed the Gospel, you have persevered in the Gospel, and still did not be saved, because Paul said, “by which also you are saved, if you keep in memory what I preached to you.”
Here on Earth, if you commit a crime, you go to court, the magistrate will examine the offense. And by the nature of the offense, you will be sentenced to six months, one year, five years, ten years, or life imprisonment or the death penalty.
In Hell, whether you stole an egg or you kill the whole country, or you committed adultery the penalty of Hell is the same. There's nothing like “Okay since your sin is small, you get a corner that is not very hot.” In Hell, it is the same temperature for everybody.
Brother, why miss Heaven? If you have been in Church or if you're a servant of God, why miss Heaven?
Today I want to make an appeal. Check your heart. What is in your heart? There may be idols in your life that may hinder you from making it to Heaven, that prevents you from spending eternity with God. But it's so easy for one to have been in this life and miss it.
Look at Judas Iscariot. Do you know that Judas was one of the 70 that Jesus sent out? That he went out and even cast out demons and worked miracles? When Jesus blessed the bread and gave to His apostles to distribute to the hungry crowd, Judas was one of them that saw bread multiply in his hand.
The Bible says that Satan entered him (John 13:27). Jesus even called him a demon for in John 6:70, He says, “Have I not chosen you twelve and one of you is the devil.” Jesus also called him the son of perdition (John 17:12). So if Judas is devil, the son of perdition, a demon could do miracles, anybody can work miracles. Judas did all of that and we all know where Judas is today.
So my appeal to you is this. This is the time the Lord Jesus is at the door. His Second Coming is more than imminent. Brothers and sisters, the signs of the Second Coming of the Lord are so numerous today that it takes only a blind man not to see. We all know that the world is going to end and the Lord told me, “The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus is more than imminent.”
And I'm sharing this message with you so you can get ready. Look into your heart and cast out every idol. Make things right with God, prepare yourself because the Lord is coming.
Before I came back to the Earth, I asked, “Please, Lord, show me what is the idol that is in my heart, so that I can take it out because I don't want to miss Heaven for no reason.”
And the Lord told me, “Ngnanock if there is still anything on the Earth that impresses you, that thing is an idol. If it is something on the Earth that you must do by all means, that you must have by all means or you must be, by all means, that is an idol.”
When you had such an experience, when you come back, this Earth doesn't mean anything anymore. Paul said to Timothy in 1 Timothy 6:8, “And having food and raiment let us be therewith content.” Paul is saying, That is enough for us, for this world is passing away.
In the Church, we are so greedy, so attached to the things of this world, we are so impressed by the things of this world. In Church today we have people who want to get money, by all means, they want to travel, by all means, they want to have money, job, whatever, by all means.
To have them is not bad but to have Jesus is the best. On our way to Heaven, if God gives us cars, and gives us houses and gives us wives and children, and gives us our husbands and gives us promotion, and makes us great on the way, that is okay. But whether we get them or not, our focus must be making it to Heaven and living with God.
Listen to me. Heaven is real. Heaven is such a beautiful place. And I wouldn't want you to miss Heaven for no reason.
I'm making a call today. Maybe you are in Church, maybe you were born and bred in Church, or you are a pastor. A Christian once said, “If you miss Heaven, you will not miss Hell.”
I'm making an appeal. Today is the day. And God has given you the privilege of hearing this word is so that you make things right with God.
Look into your heart. What are those idols that you must cast out? Use your own hand, pull them out and throw them into the fire. Let God circumcise your heart and make you ready for eternity with Christ.
I want to pray with you. I want to give you an opportunity to invite the Lord Jesus in your heart, that which you need to do to be saved is just to call upon the name of the Lord. The Bible says, “Whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord, the same shall be saved.”
Acts 2:21 AKJV And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Romans 10:13 AKJV For whoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Joel 2:32 AKJV And it shall come to pass, that whoever shall call on the name of the LORD shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, and in the remnant whom the LORD shall call.
I came to realize many people in our churches, we preach and make altar calls and people come, they say the sinners' prayer, but they are not saved. So for you to be saved is not saying a prayer. You just need to genuinely cry out to God, Lord, Jesus, save me. And that's all you need. If you just say that prayer, from your heart of heart, the Lord Jesus will save you.
I want to pray with you right now in front of your screen, in front of your computer, or whatever you are. I want you to pray. I want you to bow your head, close your eyes and call on the Lord Jesus right now as we pray.
Father, in the name of Jesus, I have shared Your word spoken to Your people, as You mandated me to do. Right now I pray for my brother and my sister who has read this message and touched in his/her heart. I pray, Lord, that You will minister to him/her. And I pray that You would come into their hearts and make them children of God. And I pray that You will reconcile them with You. And I pray that the miracle of the new birth will take place right now. In the name of Jesus, I pray that they be saved. I pray that they are washed by the blood of the Lamb, and their names be written in the Book of Life. Thank you, Father, for answering our prayer in Jesus' name.
I want to pray for the second group of people. You read this message and you are Christian, but you know that you are not in right standing with God for your heart is full of idolatry. You are filled with so many things that are not godly that may prevent you from making it into eternity with God. Right now you want to pray, I want to pray with you,
Lord circumcise my heart. Sanctify me by this word that I've read. For that word is truth, Lord, I pray that You will circumcise the heart of all these readers. I pray that You will sanctify them by your word. I pray that Your word that has been spoken to them will circumcise their hearts and cleanse them in the name of Jesus. Jesus, sanctify them by Your word. Your word is true. Sanctify Your people.
And I pray for all the pastors and the ministers of the Gospel. And all my friends, my colleagues and brothers, and sisters in this vineyard of the Lord, help us to return to the Gospel, the true Gospel, the full Gospel, preach the Cross, preach Christ and Christ crucified. Help us O God, that our message, be Christ-centered, and Calvary-centered in the name of Jesus. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for doing this and even much more in Jesus’ name. Amen. Amen.