Disobeying the voice and commandment of the Lord is the beginning of sorrow in the life of any genuine christian. Below is an example of a christian brother who embrace and hearken unto the severe warning voice of the Lord. Brother Temitope is an elderly man. He did his 70 years birthday 4 years ago, so now he is 74. He has being preaching ever since he gave his life to Christ when he was 30 years old. He came back from prayer city where he just finished his 7 days and night fasting and prayer. He was very tried and weak. Her wife prepares some meal for him to break the fasting. The moment he finish eating the meal, he was very tired and decided to lie down to rest. Then he heard the voice of the Lord calling him. Temitope arise now!
He checks his time and was 2 am in the morning. He taught the Lord want him to stand up and pray as usual. He taught within himself, I’ve just finished 7 days prayer and fasting, but I should be resting by now. But he obeyed and stood up, because he was sure this is the voice of God. The Voice ask him to come out of his room, he came out, then the Voice ask him to get out of the house, at this time, he paused and ask within himself, is this the voice of God? Why should he be asking me to come out at the middle of the night? What if the vigilante saw me, call me a thief and shot me? What will I have to prove myself innocent? But still he obeyed.
The voice ask him to start running, at this junction, he ask to where my lord JESUS? He purposely called Jesus so that if it’s a demons that has transformed himself as Jesus Christ, he will flee from him, but the voice ask him to turn to a particular direction and start running, he obeyed and started running, not care of his age, weak to run, just weak from his fasting, but he obeyed and started running. Later when he got to a particular tree, the voice asked him to stop there and he should start preaching the word.
After Brother Temitope have spoken for a while, the voice ask him to stop and give an alter call. He saw no one but he said, well if you are there listening to me, you can hear my preaching, come out and give your life to Jesus. He will save you. Suddenly, a man started coming down from the tree he stood to preach the word of God with a rope in his hand. This man was about to hang himself in the middle of the night before anyone will notice. He was tired of the world because of the problem he’s passing trough, he decide to hang himself, but trough Temitope preaching, God save his soul.
Danger In Disobeying The Voice Of The Lord.
Revelation 2:5 "Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen, and repent, and do the first works; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will remove thy candlestick out of his place, except thou repent. What if Temitope refuse to obey God voice and ignore him and the man’s later died? Then God will surely require his blood from his hand. Many men of God, that have work zealously for God, but on getting to the gate, they expect to see the angels smiling, jubilating that he is coming home, but no. he saw the face of the angel fill with pity. Why? His name has being removed from the book of life the very day he disobey the voice of the lord. Heaven and Earth may past away but God judgment and his word will stand forever.
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Many born-again Christians are in this same mess of mine; the first assignment the Lord gave us is to rise for the salvation of others. We all know hell is a horrible place to go even if God will not show everybody on earth the vision of heaven and hell, but allowing this people to die in their sin, is a very wicked act. This is why God never show mercy when he’s judging anyone. (Mathew 5:7) Because we have refused to show mercy to our neighbor who are perishing
To you, the highest you can do is to share tracts, What work will shearing of tract do? Ever since you have being collecting tract before you gave your life to Christ, how many did you read? Giving a man that has never pass through school before in their life a tract, what business will he need it for? Haven’t you read of the man of Ethiopia in Act 8:27? He doesn’t even understand what he was reading, to show that tracts are just meant for a cheap evangelism. Only baby Christians should be using it. But as for you, you must arise and preach.
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You know there are many unbelievers in your village, because of that, each time you travel to your village, you look at everybody as a witch, and evil. Even when they ask you to sit down and eat, you will say No No No No. I must not eat in a house of unbeliever. When they offer you a sit, even before you sit, you will be shouting blood of Jesus 10,000 times before you sit right in their presence. Even if they are evil your behavior should preach to them and not to mock or hate them.
Doing that, they will never want to accept your Jesus because they will conclude in their heart, that Jesus is not friendly, but Mockery. Even when you know they are evil, smile with them, shake them, eat with them, give them gift, by then, you will be able to win their heart if you preach to them, they will listen to you. Jesus never sent his disciple to preach to believers, he sent them to the unsaved one and he ask them to eat whatsoever offered to them
Have you warned your boss about the danger of hell? If he died in that state without the knowledge of Jesus, he will die, end up in hell and he will curse you for all eternity, he will say may be I would have repented if you have preached to him about Jesus What kind of pastor are you? Pastor please join me and praise the Lord for I’ve gotten a Job. Oh congratulation my brother, where JLK Breweries, Halleluiah, the Lord is good. Shame on you pastor. You are the one even opening a new hotel for a member of your church, you are the one joining a man with a second wife, well since you yourself is living with a new wife after divorcing your first wife, if the eye is bad, the rest of the body will be in darkness
You only belief in your sermon, Well I’m preaching the word of God, you have fail to correct the rich man in your church even when you know he’s a criminal just because he contribute much to the church? You are too big and popular to go to a village to preach the word of God?