“I fast ninety days a year. I graduated as the best student in divinity from the most reputable theological seminary in the world. As a matter of fact the most respected man of God on TV was my boy in my younger years. At age 22, I was already preaching to over 30,000 people in one congregation. At age 15, my father pointed a gun at me for standing for holiness. I speak in tongues twice daily non-stop for at least an hour. My level is too high I can’t walk with chicken Christians. I’m high up there. Thank You Lord that am not like that compromiser – Victor who doesn’t know his right from his left – what a poor and helpless fellow! God, You know how righteous I am – if I don’t make heaven, who else will! I’d even have the right to judge You if I don’t make heaven. I PAUL, hereby thank You for answering my prayers In Jesus Name. Amen.”
“Have mercy upon me, O God, according to thy loving kindness: according unto the multitude of thy tender mercies blot out my transgressions. Wash me throughly from mine iniquity, and cleanse me from my sin. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me. Against thee, thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in thy sight: that thou mightest be justified when thou speakest, and be clear when thou judgest. Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me. Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee. Deliver me from bloodguiltiness, O God, thou God of my salvation: and my tongue shall sing aloud of thy righteousness. O Lord, open thou my lips; and my mouth shall shew forth thy praise. For thou desirest not sacrifice; else would I give it : thou delightest not in burnt offering. The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise. Still, I dare to call YOU Father, please have mercy on me and take away all my sins. Let me not see my ruin (in hell), and write my name in the book of life. Grant me the grace to live a life of victory from today, and turn my story around. OLOWOGBOGBORO – The God with the outstretched arm!”
Victor just kept on praying the prayer of David the man of God all through that night.
Wee oh! Wee oh! Wee oh!
Blasted from the horn of the ambulance as Victor and Paul were drawn out of the vans.
On close examination, the doctors found that they were dead!
A strange earthquake occurred few minutes after they entered into the church premises.
And only the two lives were lost.
Just as the gates were opened Victor looked, and behold the city shone like the sun; the streets also were paved with gold; and in them walked many men, with crowns on their heads, palms in their hands, and golden harps, to sing praises unto God. There were also creatures that had wings, and they answered one another without intermission, saying, “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord.” And after that they shut up the gates.
“Welcome home thou good and faithful servant”
The voice thundered like a clash of many waters.
“Enter ye into the joy of your lord.”
“Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the lamb, for ever and ever.”
“This can’t be true Lord!”
Exclaimed Victor as he genuflected and His Lord gave him a hug.
“Feast time! Call all my servants over for this is the day of celebration.” His Lord said to all celestial servants.
Thank you lord JESUS for saving me and counting me worthy to be among the saints of light. I’m forever grateful. Amen.
“Ah!” “Yeh!” “O God!”
“Eegh!” “E-gbami o” “Osanoboa!”
Paul and several others let up a cry of despair…
“O God, I can’t be- Eh! Ah! Yeh! – lieve that you let me down… Yeh! Ah! Oh! After all we’ve done together – Eh! Ah! Yeh! – I’ve healed the sick… raised the dead, cleansed the leper, and fed the poor in their multitudes – Eh! Ah! Yeh! – yet this is all you think I deserve. How I judge You – You’re a fool – You’re wicked – Eh! Ah! Yeh! – I gave my life to you from a very tender age, and served You, yet You dare damn me into this place just because I refused to forgive from the depths of my heart Felix. Lord, how can You expect me to forgive that son of a witch who got converted few weeks before me. He’s such an ungrateful man – I got disciplined in the church for casting out the devil from his mother during a retreat. God where were You when all that happened. I prophesied that he will backslide after I left that church shamefully to found my own, and surely he did backslide. Ah! Yeh! Ah! No, GOD – You’re unjust. Imagine I, Paul dubbed the “Apostle of the Age” while I was on earth, now suffering the torments of hell – something I preached against with all vehemence. LORD, if the war of Armageddon starts, I myself would personally seek to overthrow You. Ah! Yeh! Ah!”
Beloved, just like in the case of Paul in the story above, I want you to know that there is a way to hell, even from the gate of heaven. And that highway is marked with pride, vain-glory, ignorance, selfishness, pride, backsliding, etc. However, the way into the city of gold is marked by poverty of spirit, no wonder scripture says “blessed are the poor in spirit: for their’s is the kingdom of heaven,” not just that they shall get close to the kingdom of heaven, but they shall possess the kingdom of heaven.
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