Saturday, January 25, 2014

Rock, Rap, and Reggae Music -- Five Divine Revelations

I would like to share with you today five divine revelations that make it clear to us the Lord is displeased with his children singing or listening to rock, rap, or reggae music -- even that which has Christian lyrics.  I don't say this to condemn you, but simply to express the Lord's heart, so that you may find out what pleases Him.  Therefore, please approach what you are about to read with An Open Mind that Loves the Truth.

Musical Sins in the Church: Rock, Rap, and Reggae
Angelica Zambrano
I recently watched Angelica Zambrano’s testimony of her third experience in hell, in which she saw a man in hell for singing Christian rap music in church, which he did in the hopes of attracting young people to church. He wanted gang members to come to God.

Angelica stated in her testimony (at 28:50 in the video):

The Lord told me, “I will show you another sin that takes place in the altars at churches, it is in regard to music.”

The Lord showed me people playing and listening to rock music, rap music, reggae music in the altars at churches. This displeases the Lord. The Word of God says He wants us to worship Him in Spirit and in Truth. He does not say He seeks those who will rap for Him in Spirit and in Truth.

In hell, we moved on to another location. Here was a young man who was singing. He was singing Christian rap or reggae style music. He was singing a song that I know, another musician sings, but I won’t mention that musician’s name. I asked the Lord, “Why is he here? Lord I really want to know, why is he here? Why is he singing?” At this time I was remembering how many musicians are in hell. Selena, Michael Jackson, and many other musicians are burning in hell.

I asked, “Lord, did he sing in church?”

“Yes, daughter, he sang at church.” The Lord did not say anything else after that statement.

The Lord allowed me to approach the young man, but the Lord was holding my hand. So I began speaking with this young man.

He said, “My name is Mark. I am in this place because I did not worship the Lord. I sang rap style music instead. I would sing these songs at church, but I did not like to pray. I had no prayer life. I did not like to seek God’s presence. My purpose in singing these songs was to attract young people to church. I wanted gang members to come to God. I did not realize it is God who must draw them. It is He alone that deals with their hearts.”

I asked, “How long have you been in this place?”

He said, “Four years.”

I asked, “Is there any other reason you are here?”

He said, “Yes, I had very much pride. I am also here because of that. Here, the demons torment me continually and laugh at me. They say, ’Worldly music is an instrument we use to bring youth to this place.”

Mark was completely bound while he spoke to me, even while he sang. His arms and body were tied with snakes. He would cry and ask me, “Can you help me?” I said, “No, Mark, I would if I could, but I cannot.”

He said, “I know I will never get out of here. Look at me, I am in torment. When I died, I fell into a tunnel. After I descended from the tunnel, my body exploded as I landed in hell. Worms came out of my body and I have remained in torment until now. I have become disfigured and the flames of hell continue to burn me. I cannot stand it anymore. The demons say that this is my kingdom and that satan is my god.”

I said, “I understand, but Mark, on earth, you had a chance to repent.”

He cried and said, “Tell the young people to worship Jesus. Tell the whole church to worship. God seeks true worshippers.”

After Mark had spoken, a flame came between me and Mark. He became engulfed with the flames as soon as I stepped away.

While we had been speaking, the flames had only risen to his waist. After his last statement, his torment continued as before.

The Lord said, “Daughter, many people think that with certain music and certain programs they are able to attract the world and reach the gang members and drug addicts. No. It is not men who bring conviction of sin, but the Holy Spirit that deals with and convinces man of his sins. It is I who touches hearts. It is I who deals with the hearts of man. I alone am able to save man. Men think they are saviors.”

This is what the Lord told me. I cried. This was so difficult for me. It is still difficult. This is not easy.

I think that if you are listening to this type of music you need to stop. This is between you and God though. I fulfill God’s will in telling you. I am no longer responsible because I told you what God told me. If you want to accept it, accept it. If you want to reject it, reject it. I fulfill my responsibility. This is something He required of me. If I don’t obey Him, hell awaits. I don’t want to go to that place. I don’t want to end up in a place of torment. I have been there three times. I know that hell is more real than life on earth.

As we left Mark’s cell, he began to blaspheme. The Lord told me, “When we leave this place, tell My Church to worship me in Spirit and in Truth.”

[End of excerpt from Angelica's testimony].

Satanic Music in the Church: Rock, Rap, Hip-hop
Rachael Mushala
The Lord also spoke to sister Rachael Mushala of Zambia about rock music, as well. Here is an excerpt from my previous article, Rachael Mushala's Testimony of Hell:

“[The Lord] said He wants complete holiness and we must obey the whole Bible. He said, ‘The world has entered His church. People in church now dress like those of the world. They’ve brought satanic music into the church; rock, hip hop. Have you ever heard the angels rapping? How can you rap and say you are singing for God?’ When the Lord said this, there was anger in His voice.”

After I published her testimony on this blog a few months ago, I asked her what kind of Christian rock displeases the Lord, since rock is a broad genre of music and we in our family have a lot of contemporary Christian music that we like to listen to, which could be considered rock.  And her advice had been to pray and use discernment from the Holy Spirit to know which songs displease Him.

After watching Angelica Zambrano’s testimony of her third encounter, I sent it to sister Rachael Mushala for her review.  I was not even thinking about what the Lord showed Angelica about musical sins.  I was just sharing the testimony with her as a sister in Christ, whom I thought would enjoy it.  Rachael replied to me on January 24, 2014:

"In my testimony of messages from Jesus, the Lord said He was displeased with Christian rap and rock.  You had asked what kind of rock, but I told you that The Lord didn't specify.  He just said 'rock.'  When I watched Angelica's testimony of her third experience today, I noticed Jesus also told her about Christian rap and rock. He didn't make any specifications to her either, but just said 'rock.'  So I was thinking he is just warning us against rock generally, since He didn't make any specifications when He spoke to us or to her but just said 'rock.'"

Rock Leads to Rebellion
The following day after receiving that email from Rachael, which is today, I happened to be reading a Demon Busters article about House Curses, in which Gene Moody elaborated on rock music.  I was not even looking for this information, but was actually looking for info about accursed objects.  In that article, he states:

"Rock music and subliminal music is meant to operate on stimuli that exist below the threshold of the conscious mind. Its goal is to awaken the energy center (in the brain) and to expand mental awareness. Scientific instruments have proved it reaches its goal. Music is more powerful than drugs."

"New Age Children's music is to incite rebellion and self elevation. Rock music leads young people into sexual perversions and violence."

In brother David Wilkerson’s 1985 book, Set the Trumpet To Thy Mouth, he said: "One of the reasons God's Spirit was lifted from the Jesus Movement [not that It was ever there] was their refusal to forsake their old music. They gave up pot, heroin, alcohol, promiscuous sex, and they even gave up perverted life-styles. But they refused to give up their beloved rock. ... Amazing! I say its hold is stronger than drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. It is the biggest mass addiction in the world's history. Rock music, as used and performed in Christian circles, is of the same satanic seed as that which is called punk, heavy metal, and is performed in devilish rock concerts worldwide."

The Devil is Giving You Spiritual Sleeping Pills
Zipporah Mushala
Nearly a month after I originally posted this article on January 25, 2014, entitled "Rock, Rap, and Reggae Music -- Two Divine Revelations," I received a confirmation from a third sister.  On February 23, I received and published Zipporah Mushala’s Second Testimony of Hell, which she sent directly to me.  In it she testified that the Lord gave her a message for the dancers and those who sing or listen to non gospel music or gospel rap, rock, reggae or any other worldly beat. He said, “The devil is timing you. He is giving you spiritual sleeping pills.” I saw a music concert and everyone there was covered by one big hand --the hand of satan. It left a whitish jelly-like liquid on top of their heads. The Lord said, “The stuff he leaves on their heads makes worldly songs irresistible to them and they just can’t get enough. He hopes to catch them in their slumber and throw them to hell.”

Warning to those listening to music that doesn't glorify God
Nine months after posting this blog, I was re-reading parts of the testimony of Samuel Oghenetega and realized that the Lord also gave him a warning to those listening to music that doesn't glorify God. The Lord said, "All music that does not glorify me or my Father: Those who listen to it will be cast into the fire."

Worldly Gospel Music is Demonic
James Agboola
One year after writing this article, I wrote an article called James Agboola Revelation of Heaven and Hell, in which I reported that the Lord showed this brother the kingdom of darkness.  In the following excerpt from his testimony, you will see that the devil also possesses people to produce worldly gospel music that takes people away from God. He stated:

...after a while, the Lord said, “I want to show you what’s going on in the kingdom of darkness. Prepare yourself.” I don’t know. So after some time in the night, I just slept. And it’s like a wild wind, very strong, just came in and picked me (up). As He picked me, He took me up and took me to air flying on the air. He took me to a far land, on a far journey across the desert, across big oceans. And at the point that He brought me down, in the deep forest, I saw in a very big gate: “Welcome to the conference of the demons.” I don’t know how I managed. The wind just took me in there. Veep! And kept me in a corner. I sat down. As I sat down, I began to see demons coming in from the four corners of the earth. They were flying in and they were in different shapes in different sizes. They were flying in from every angle. As they fly in, they take their seats. As they’re flying in, they take their seat. As they’re flying in, they take their seat.

The place was completely in darkness. But in the midst of darkness, God gave me eyes and I could see everything that is going on in there. But none of them noticed my presence there. I saw seats of pastors, pastors that are getting powers from the kingdom of darkness. They’re all flying, each different. As they’re coming, they’re taking their position, many of them with their collar around their neck, with their big hat that they used to wear, with their series of mode of dressing, they all took their seat. The place was in total silence. After a while, the devil himself now came down (James motions with his hand to indicate the devil descended into the room). As he comes down, I’ve never seen somebody so furious who is so angry, who is so annoyed, like the devil. He came with serious anger. There was a big seat prepared for him, but he couldn’t sit. He was just going up and down (James paces quickly back and forth with his head down). “What are you people doing?!” He was addressing the congregations of the devils and the pastors. “What are you people doing?! What are you doing?! Are you doing anything? I don’t see the products of what you are doing!”

After a while, one of the devils stood up (James demonstrates the demon standing up and speaking while hunched over with his head down). He said, “Master, we are trying our best. Master, we are possessing the Church. Master, we are taking (inaudible). Master, we are taking over the youth activities. We deliver them. We give them new systems. We give them new fashions. We make them to go out of the (inaudible) and the way of God. Master…”

After that one speaks, another one would get up. “Master, we have possessed the gospel musicians of the earth. Their musics no longer having meaning in the spiritual realms. We have possessed their gospel music so that it becomes worldly music. They will think they are singing gospel music, but it is worldly. We are giving them some tunes, some pieces, some dancing steps which is not of God, which is of the demons to convince them. They will be sang inside the congregations, and they will dance to them." (Read the full testimony at James Agboola Revelation of Heaven and Hell).


The Origin of Worldly Music
As I wrote in my article, The Origin of Sin, Satan, and Secular Music, in God’s original design, music was solely for true worship of Him alone, and that was the only kind of music that existed. But now that satan has fallen, he has invented other unauthorized kinds of music that do not bring glory to the Lord God Almighty and that are not true, spiritual worship. These include pagan worship, the worship of false gods (demons), satan worship, and what we have come to know as "secular music" in all its various forms. All of these are forms of stolen worship, which is one way that satan gets his strength. All music that does not glorify God is from satan and is sinful.

Scriptural Meditations
"’Therefore, come out from their midst and be separate,’ says the Lord.  ‘And do not touch what is unclean; And I will welcome you. And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me,’ Says the Lord Almighty.  Therefore, having these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God.” (2Co 6:17-18 - 7:1)

"Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord." (Heb 12:14)

"...make a distinction between the holy and the profane, and between the unclean and the clean." (Lev 10:10b)

"'For I am the LORD who brought you up from the land of Egypt to be your God; thus you shall be holy, for I am holy.'" (Lev 11:45)

"As obedient children, do not be conformed to the former lusts which were yours in your ignorance, but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; because it is written, 'You shall be holy, for I am holy.'"  (1Pe 1:14-16)

"Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world." (1Jn 2:15-16).

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness before God. For it is written, ‘He is the One who catches the wise in their craftiness.’”

Worldly music is the counsel of the wicked! "How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked, Nor stand in the path of sinners, Nor sit in the seat of scoffers!" (Psa 1:1).

Worldly music contains careless words. "But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment. "For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned." (Mat 12:36-37)

This next passage from the apostle Paul's letter to the Corinthians describes how I feel about writing this article. In it, Paul refers to his first epistle to the Corinthians, in which he had to confront them about sin in the church.  He wrote:

"For though I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it--for I see that that letter caused you sorrow, though only for a while-- I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything through us. For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death." (2Co 7:8-10)

My Personal Testimony
Before I came to know Christ, I was a big fan of rock music. I used to attend rock concerts, and I had a large collection of rock music and jazz. It was a big part of my life. But once I repented and gave my life to Jesus, afterward as a new Christian, I saw a presentation in Church about the dangers of rock music. It was either Hell’s Bells: The Dangers of Rock ‘N’ Roll by Reel to Real Ministries, or else it was another very similar presentation by another ministry.  After seeing that, I was convicted by the Holy Spirit that rock music was in fact evil. I gathered all my rock music, and other worldly music into a large garbage bag and threw it into the trash. I cannot begin to calculate what the monetary value of that music was, but it was worth a lot of money at that time.

However, I replaced my secular rock music with Christian rock music. And I didn't see any problem with it, until I heard a preacher deliver a message that showed how even Christian rock music is from the devil. I realized it was true, so I threw all that music into the trash, too. But later on I began to relax my attitude toward Christian rock music, and allowed it back into my life to a certain degree. I let down my guard and went back to sleep. In fact, over the years as a Christian, although I have mostly enjoyed listening to Christian music, there were times when I even listened to secular rock songs and other types of worldly music on occasion without realizing I was dabbling with fire. Having heard these testimonies, I am once again convinced that the saints should not be listening to rock music at all. All those worldly songs, even the love songs, they are not of God. They are of the devil.

The problem is that nobody is preaching against it, at least not in the Christian circles I was part of for most of my walk with Christ. People are going down to hell because of this music, and we are not warning them! We've allowed the devil to deceive us. We need to wake up, repent, and warn others about this trap, so that they can get free from it.

Putting it All Together
So this blog began originally with two divine revelations about music, then it was confirmed by a third, which was Zipporah Mushala’s Testimony.  Now we have altogether five testimonies counting Samuel Oghenetega and James Agboola! Every matter will be established by two or three witnesses, so this matter has been firmly established. Most importantly, the Word of God confirms it. If you refuse to accept it, you do so at your own risk.

I realize this is a radical message that will shake some people up, but I want to ask you to take it before the Lord in prayer, and search the Word to see if these things are really so.  Ask the Lord to confirm to you if these things are true, and to show you if you are singing or listening to any music that displeases Him.  I do not claim to be perfect yet, but it's my goal in Christ.

Now I would like to quote two of these five people in conclusion of this article.

As sister Angelica stated: "I think that if you are listening to this type of music you need to stop. This is between you and God though. I fulfill God’s will in telling you. I am no longer responsible because I told you what God told me. If you want to accept it, accept it. If you want to reject it, reject it. I fulfill my responsibility. This is something He required of me. If I don’t obey Him, hell awaits. I don’t want to go to that place. I don’t want to end up in a place of torment. I have been there three times. I know that hell is more real than life on earth."

As sister Rachael states: "The Holy Spirit will guide us on what we can and cannot listen to through His conviction. I am not saying you should continue listening to Christian rap with the excuse that you have not been convicted.  Jesus directly told us He is displeased with rap and rock.  It doesn't glorify Him."

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note: Please prayerfully listen to the testimonies of these five brethren, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to them.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not.These individuals are not personally connected with this site. For more information on our position, please see Disclaimers.

If you enjoyed this article, I recommend my articles, The Origin of Sin, Satan, and Secular Music, The Rise and Fall of Lucifer the Musician, Avoiding Worldly Worship, The Forgotten Sin of Worldliness, and Separation from the World. I recommend viewing a video called Hell’s Bells: The Dangers of Rock ‘N’ Roll (parental guidance is suggested for young people).

You are also invited to read or listen to more amazing testimonies of the supernatural like this below, as well as Rachael Mushala's Testimony of Hell, Rachael Mushala Third Testimony of Hell, Zipporah Mushala’s Second Testimony of HellJames Agboola Revelation of Heaven and Hell, Holy Living in a Perverted World, Carrying Your Cross or Cross Dressing?, Seven Reasons to Believe the Seven Divine Revelations, An Open Mind that Loves the Truth, Pleasing the Lord, and The Apostasy Parables.  You may access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

Godly Attire and Adornment -- Seven Divine Revelations Only the Holy -- Three Shocking Testimonies Angelica Zambrano Hell and Heaven
Restored Truth Taken to Hell Angelica Zambrano Second Visit to Hell
Australian Pastor Raised from the Dead Nigerian Pastor Raised from the Dead Revelation of Hell to Seven Colombian Youths

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Seven Reasons to Believe the Seven Divine Revelations

I would like to give you seven reasons to believe the Seven Divine Revelations on Godly Attire and Adornment that I have written about previously.  In that article, I highlighted seven people who had received divine revelations about the need to keep our bodies holy, and since then I have found seven more divine revelations about this, which I will link to at the end.  In many of these revelations, people died and went to hell and heaven.  The Lord Jesus gave them a message for mankind regarding His standard and sent them back to the earth to proclaim it.

Sometimes, those who are critical of these testimonies will say that such messages are inconsistent with Scripture, or that they seem to be adding to Scripture.  If these revelations were inconsistent with Scripture, I can assure you I would not be giving them any attention.  That's why I want to prove to you their Scriptural basis.  So please get your Bible out of bring up the browser for your favorite online Bible, and let's get started!

1.    The Lord has answered the prayer of the rich man of old in hell
The Lord has answered the prayer of the rich man of old in hell (Lk 16:27-28), even though Abraham initially refused his request.

Some critics cite the fact that when the rich man in hell asked Abraham to send Lazarus back to earth to warn his brothers about hell, so he would not come to that place of torment, “Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’

“‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’

“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”

Well, the Lord has decided to go ahead and answer the prayer of the rich man in hell, because this is the evil generation that will not believe unless they see such a thing.  You might wonder how could God send someone back from the dead, or why He would decide to answer a prayer that was initially refused.  So let me demonstrate from the Bible that is not inconsistent with His Word to do so:

  • He initially refused the Syro-Phoenecian woman, but later granted her request (Mk 7:25-30).
  • He was initially going to end Hezekiah’s life, but then heard his cry and added another fifteen years to his life (2 Ki 20:1-6).
  • He was going to destroy Nineveh in 40 days, but then heard their cry of repentance and did not destroy the city (Jonah 3:4-5).
  • He was going to destroy all of the Israelites, then start over through the line of Moses, creating a holy people for His Name. But after Moses prayed, God changed His mind (Exo 32:9-14).
  • In addition to all the biblical examples of God changing his mind and answering prayer, there are numerous examples of God raising the dead: Lazarus the brother of Martha and Mary, Jairus’ daughter, Eutychus, Tabitha, the widow’s son, and in the Old Testament, there was also the Shunammite’s son that Elisha raised from the dead. Why should any of you consider it incredible that God raises the dead? (Ac 26:8)
  • He even answered the prayer of the Legion of demons to go into the pigs (Mk 5:12-13)
Just because God answers a prayer doesn’t mean you’re going to make heaven.  God causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous (Matt 5:45).  He even answers the requests of demons sometimes, and they certainly aren't going to heaven!  And in this case, He answered the prayer of a wicked man in hell.

2.    He said He’d pour out His Spirit on all mankind
He said He’d pour out His Spirit on all mankind, and we would prophesy, dream dreams, and see visions (Joel 2:28). That outpouring began on the Day of Pentecost and continues today with ever increasing glory (Ac 2:17-18).

Jesus said, “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive what he will make known to you. All that belongs to the Father is mine. That is why I said the Spirit will receive from me what he will make known to you.”  (Jn 16:12-15)

This means that the Lord did not tell us during His earthly ministry everything He had to say.  The disciples could not bear it all at that time.  He had much more to say to us.  And He indicated two ways He would say those things to us: 1) One was the Spirit of Truth, who guides us into all Truth, and makes known to us what He receives from the Lord Jesus.  2) The other way He would say those things to us was through appearances of the Lord Jesus Himself to us.  “Jesus went on to say, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a little while you will see me.’”  (Jn 16:16). He promised that we would disappear and reappear to them and us.  This included His death, burial, and resurrection, and the appearances He made to them during the forty days afterward.  But it also includes His appearances to His disciples since then and up until today.  This is the second way He reveals things to us that He did not explicitly say to the disciples during His earthly ministry.

3.    We are commanded not to despise prophetic utterances
We are commanded not to quench the Spirit or despise prophetic utterances (1Th 5:19-20).  We are instructed in Scripture to test them all, and correctly discern the things of the spirit.  The saints are to pass judgment on the utterance (1 Cor 14:29), and all things be established by the testimony of two or three witnesses (Mt 18:16).  We are instructed to test the fruit and verify the good character of the messenger (Mt 7:17-19; 12:33).  We are to search the Scriptures to ensure that the message is consistent with the Word (Ac 17:11). If the fruit (character) and message are consistent with the Word, then we should receive it as from the Lord.  We are to hold on to what is good, reject every kind of evil (1Th 5:21-22). Dreams, visions, revelations, signs, and wonders always confirm the Word, but do not add to it.  (Mar 16:20).

4.    The Israelites had the Scriptures, but were disobeying
 The Israelites had the Scriptures, but were not obeying (Heb 3:16-19; 4:2,6; Psa 81:8-12; 1Co 10:1-6; Jud 1:5), so God sent prophets to them to warn them.  Those are the ways of God, and He does not change (Mal 3:6; Heb 13:8).  The people of God have consistently persecuted the prophets He sends to warn them (Matthew 5:12; Luke 11:49; Acts 7:52).  Please see my article, A Warning to the Nay Sayers.

5.    Beware of blaspheming the Holy Spirit
Beware of blaspheming the Holy Spirit, by calling evil something that is truly done by the power of the Holy Spirit!  That is an eternal sin (Mk 3:29).  Please see my article, Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.

6.    God has always had people who prophesied
Even in the Old Testament, before Pentecost, God always had people who prophesied. He had Moses, Samuel, David, Elijah, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Daniel, Joel, Amos, Hosea, Malachi, and many others. In fact, some people prophesied, who were not even prophets (1Sa. 10:11; 19:20,21,24). God even spoke through a donkey (Nu 22:28-30)!

Now that He has poured out His Spirit (Ac 2:1-3,17-18), we certainly do not have less of the Spirit of God than they enjoyed during the Old Covenant.  The Lord is going to do mysterious things before He comes. Because His time is short, He will use a madman, He will use a prostitute, He will even use a child that doesn't have any teeth in his mouth to testify of His coming before He comes.

7.  The Bible teaches us to keep our bodies holy
The Bible clearly and explicitly teaches the need to keep our bodies holy.

"May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it." (1 Thes 5:23-24)

"And do not go on presenting the members of your body to sin as instruments of unrighteousness; but present yourselves to God as those alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness to God." (Rom 6:13)

"Therefore I urge you, brethren, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living and holy sacrifice, acceptable to God, which is your spiritual service of worship." (Rom 12:1)

"Therefore consider the members of your earthly body as dead to immorality, impurity, passion, evil desire, and greed, which amounts to idolatry. For it is because of these things that the wrath of God will come upon the sons of disobedience." (Col 3:5-6)

"Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body...Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body." (1Co 6:13,18-20)

Putting it all Together
I hope that these seven reasons have proven to you from the Scriptures that this is the Lord's message to the Church.  These seven people I highlighted in my article Godly Attire and Adornment -- Seven Divine Revelations are speaking for the Lord.  In fact, there are at least seven other divine revelations that I know of, in which the Lord has spoken the same message.  I also recommend reading those testimonies in my articles, Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell, James Agboola Revelation of Heaven and Hell, Visitation of Jesus to Samuel Oghenetega, Ezekiel Moses Testimony of Heaven and Hell, Zipora Bitrus Testimony of Heaven and Hell, Zipporah Mushala’s Second Testimony of Hell, and Michael Shigaba's Encounter with Jesus.

If this is an area where you know you have not been walking in obedience to God, then please repent and amend your ways.  Change your life, so that you don't perish in hell.  The Lord Jesus still loves you!  But His standard for heaven is high, and He is not changing it for anybody.

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB.

Author's note: You are invited to read or listen to the many, amazing testimonies of the supernatural realm on the Home page of this blog, a few of which are listed below.  Please see my articles Keeping Your Body Pure and Holy, Garments of Godliness, Godly Attire and Adornment -- Seven Divine Revelations, Carrying Your Cross or Cross Dressing?, The Marine Kingdom and Queen of the Coast, An Open Mind that Loves the Truth, The Forgotten Sin of Worldliness, Restored Truth, and Clean Hands and a Pure Heart. I also recommend Beauty Unfading (a poem) and Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.You may access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Ezekiel Moses Testimony of Heaven and Hell

Ezekiel Moses
As I was listening to brother Ezekiel Moses on New Years Eve, he testified about how he died on his bed in 1987.  He had been going about his daily work, and decided to lay down for a few moments of rest.  After about five minutes, he found that he could no longer breath, and his spirit sat right up and came out of his body.  He turned around and stood there gazing down upon his dead body.  He suddenly forgot about his whole life on earth.  After perhaps two or three minutes, it felt like something like an elevator beneath his feet was lifting him up out of the room through the sky to the place of judgment in heaven.

The Judgment
Brother Ezekiel spoke about the judgment, where he stood in a long line with almost 10,000 people in front of him (see 46:46 in video).  They are people of all ages and all walks of life from every nation, tribe, and language, including children, preachers, prime ministers, and presidents.  He was crying, in pain, and shivering with fear of the judgment as he stood in line. At one point, he excused himself from the line, and tried to run from the judgment.  But no matter how far he ran, he could not reach the back of the line. So he had to get back in line again.  When he stepped back in line, there were now perhaps 200,000 people in front of him. I think he said they were all sent to hell, or almost all of them were (see 49:50 in video). 

When you get to the front of the line, the sliding glass door opens by itself and your name is called.  You step through the door alone. On the other side of the door, in the place of judgment, are two angels.  You can be sure the presence of the Lord is there, and they are operating under direct orders from the Imperial Throne with full authority to carry out there work. One angel standing behind a table on which there is a tall stack of books.  Each of these books contains sins that people have committed during their life on earth.  There is a book for fornication, a book for lying, a book for stealing, etc.

The apostle Paul wrote, "Now the deeds of the flesh are evident, which are: immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmities, strife, jealousy, outbursts of anger, disputes, dissensions, factions, envying, drunkenness, carousing, and things like these, of which I forewarn you, just as I have forewarned you, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God." (Gal 5:19-21).  There are other lists of sins in the Bible like this, which include additional things, which Paul summarized here as "things like these."

He said that if the fruit of the Spirit is not complete in your life – all nine fruit – forget about heaven.  They are completed in holiness, since they are the fruit of the HOLY Spirit.  He said, “You must have complete holiness!” 

As the apostle Paul said, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law. Now those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let us also walk by the Spirit." (Gal 5:22-25)

The other angel is seated behind a table on which is the Book of Life, which is a spotless, white book containing the names of every single redeemed person, who is saved by the blood of Jesus Christ. In all the thousands of years of human existence, there is still just one book containing all the names of the redeemed, which shows how few there are.  The eyes of the angels are like flames of fire, and nobody can look at their face.

The apostle John wrote: "Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat upon it, from whose presence earth and heaven fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, the great and the small, standing before the throne, and books were opened; and another book was opened, which is the book of life; and the dead were judged from the things which were written in the books, according to their deeds. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it, and death and Hades gave up the dead which were in them; and they were judged, every one of them according to their deeds. Then death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire." (Rev 20:11-15)

As you stand there and undergo the judgment, you are not allowed to say anything. You don't need to argue and say, "Let me talk. I can explain. This is what happened." No one can stand for you in defense on that day. It is as if you stepped onto a scale and were being weighed.  All your sins that you ever committed during your life, and for which you have never repented and asked the Lord Jesus to forgive you, are displayed on the stack of books like a computer would display search results.  Your sin will find you out (Numbers 32:23). At that point, if any sins appear, they will not ask you at all.  The angel simply shouts, “Depart!” and the person goes straight to hell.  The next thing they know, they find themselves in hell. He said, “Nobody can withstand that judgment. It’s terrible!”

That’s why we need the mercy of God.  That's why we need the grace of God. And might I add, that's why we also need to live for Jesus obediently, and not just say we believe in Him.  That’s why we need to live a life of daily repentance, which is the shortest path to His mercy. 

Ezekiel says, "Hell is real!  The judgment of God is tough!"  He pleads, "Listen! I'm begging you to give your life to the Lord Jesus, whether you like it or not!"  Later he said, "Listen! If you refuse to repent and give your life to the Lord Jesus Christ, you will regret having been born into this world!  Listen! This is a serious case.  You cannot escape it, unless you give your life to the Lord Jesus; unless you repent from your sins."

When the person in front of him was finally called, the door opened, and the brother ran up to the angels.  He ran behind the brother, because he wanted to see what kind of judgment he would receive.  When he entered the place of judgment, the angel at the table where the books of sins were stacked, leaned over and looked at him from behind the stack.  As soon as he had just crossed over into that place, the angel shouted to him, "No! No! Don't follow the boy!  Don't follow the boy!  Please don't follow the boy!  Don't follow the boy!  Today you will receive the mercies of the Lord."

He said, "Listen, I'm not better than the people that are in hell.  I don't live a life holier than them." He was marked for mercy. The Bible says, "I will show mercy on whom I will show mercy." (Ex 33:19b; Rom 9:18a)

"I Found Myself in Hell"
Once they finally called brother Ezekiel's name, and he stood there at the judgment, he recalls, "The angel was looking at me with very cool eyes. I was looking at him. I was thinking about how he had said, 'Don't follow the boy!  Don't follow the boy!' I didn't know what to do." He struggles to recount this part of the testimony, because it was so dreadful, and when he got to this part, he used to get a horrible taste in his mouth. He says, "At last!  At last! I landed in hell! I found myself in hell!" He says, "If you want to know the truth of what I'm telling you, get on your knees and ask God! After I'm finished, get on your knees and ask God, 'This thing that I'm hearing, is it a reality? Is it true?'"

In hell he was crying out in pain, and he could hear all the voices of the people there crying, weeping and gnashing of teeth.  He said, "In hell it's full of darkness! No light. The place was full of darkness. I was crying seriously! I cried and cried.  I thought Jesus would come to rescue me.  I called and called to Him."

He said, "Jesus Christ does not hear me again. The Father does not hear my voice.  The Holy Spirit does not hear my voice. Nobody will rescue me again."

"In hell there is no water to drink, no food for us to eat. You cannot behold the eyes of demons. Hell is real! I'm begging you.  Hell is real! Nobody loved me.  Nobody cared. Listen, listen! I'm begging you everyone of you. Please! Please! Give your life to the Lord Jesus! Amend your ways...before God, because if you miss heaven -- if you miss the kingdom of God -- you will regret being born into this world! Repent! Repent! Repent! Repent! The kingdom of God is at hand! Repent! Hell is real!"

He said, "Listen! If you know you don't want to go to hell, what you need to do is beg God for mercy. Beg God, because I know what I'm talking about! When I was there, I didn't know what to do, because the place was hot! People were begging, people were asking for mercy. In hell, they don't have prayer points.  They pray, 'Lord, have mercy!' If you miss heaven, your pastor can't rescue you!"

He said, "In hell, the smoke is so thick!" Everyone who commits fornication, they hang them naked from their arms and spread their legs out, and torture their private parts with sharp objects.  They are unable to defend themselves or block it with their hands, because they are tied up. Brother Ezekiel screams and cries when he tells his testimony, because he has seen it and the voices of the people crying there is still in his ears.

I read in another account of his testimony that he said, "In hell I felt the heat. It's like when you are in Lagos here but feeling the heat from Abuja. I saw a lot of people from different races, black and white burning and crying. I heard the voice of a woman crying, and begging, and pleading to come back to the world to receive Christ Jesus. She said her husband made her to be where she was now – hell."

"Another, a youth cried that it was his friend who said they should enjoy the world for a little while.  A man was crying and begging for water, but there was no water for him to drink." said brother Ezekiel.

"Behold, as I was crying in hell, I saw the hands of God. I didn't see the face or the whole body of God. Nobody can see God's face..."

He diverged for a moment, saying, "In heaven, the saints cannot see God's face...They may see the hands, or arms, or the legs of God, but He hides His face...When God speaks in heaven, the whole heaven will shake.  Thunder will strike, because God is speaking. He's a God of thunder and of fire!..."

He continues with his account of being in hell and seeing the hands of God. "I knew these were the hands of God.  They were going about looking for someone whom He could rescue. I was shouting and crying, and the hands came to my side. I was looking.  The hands were so fresh...When I saw the hands, they just came at my back here (He points to his upper back). That finger print is still in my back till now. It just stuck on my back like a magnet, and just pulled me out of hell. He placed me back at the entrance of hell. The hand of the Lord is upon me! The hands of God -- of the Lord -- is upon me! The hands of mercy! The hands that were used to deliver the children of Israel from Egypt. The hands of salvation.  The hands of mercy.  We need the mercy to get to heaven. We need the grace to get to heaven."

"When the hands placed me at the entrance, I heard a voice...that it's by the grace of God, we will lift you up and go to heaven in Jesus' name. Immediately the angel of the Lord appeared to me. He looked at me afar off and beckoned unto me and said, 'Come. You will receive the mercy of God today.'"

In Heaven
"Then when I went to him, as he was going, I was following him. He got to a place.  Then before us it was full of gold. The floor of the places were full of gold...I saw beautiful mansions in heaven!  Beautiful mansions!  Incomparable mansions in heaven...Things of this world will perish one day.  I saw mansions, different kinds of designs in heaven."

"I was looking all about.  Then I began to look at the (ground) like a glass, and the walls of the golden house. That's why I want to cut it short, because I know what's going on.  I don't want to miss that glorious place -- that heaven. I'm thirsty to go back. I'm in haste to go back to heaven."

"And the angel of the Lord was looking at me and watching me.  Then I began to see the place was full of light.  No streetlights there. Nothing like that. Jesus Christ, the Lamp of God is the light of the place. The angel took a step and was going, and I was following.  There was a compound in front of us in the far distance.  And the face and gate were made of gold. And inside the compound there were flowers there -- beautiful flowers.  The angel took a step and was going, and I followed. Then that golden gate opened by itself. Everything in heaven is automatic."

Ezekiel asks, "Are they not eating in this heaven? Yes, of course, they are eating in heaven. In 2010 the Lord took me to my own house in heaven through the angels of the Lord.  When I entered into the sitting room, the place was being furnished...Then I saw the kitchen there.  They were preparing food. If I eat the food, I may not come back again. But thank God for that. Delicious food.  In hell, there is no food for them in hell. No water.  But in heaven, we will drink the water of life."  He sings, "There will be no crying over there. There will be no weeping over there...there will be no thirsting over there, there will be no hunger over there."

The Throne Room
He describes what it was like when he entered the throne room. I met the saints. They put on (wear) white garments, crowns on their head, star on their crown, some without stars.  But whether they put on crowns or don't put on crowns, they make heaven.  They are better off than the people in hell.  Listen, when I saw the saints of God, they were praising and dancing and worshiping the King of kings and Lord of lords.  They are so beautiful!  So handsome!  And I was looking for the Lord Jesus Christ.  I wanted to see Him. I looked up and down.  Behold, afar off, I saw King of kings and Lord of lords.  He was lying down (prostrate), and the twenty-four elders were before Him. I had to pass through the saints.  I passed through them to get to where Jesus Christ is. (Bending over) I tapped the leg of Jesus, saying, 'Jesus! Jesus! Jesus!'  He looked up, and said, '...You made it! You made it! You made it!' Because I was in hell. Then he stood up and he carried me like a baby (brother Ezekiel motions to show how the Lord lifted him up over his head like a baby). When I was in His hands, He looked at me, smiled, and laughed. He said, '...You made it! You made it! You made it!' I was smiling in His hands.  Behold, the saints were dancing and praising God! And this was why: It's because another man entered into this kingdom of God. It takes the grace and mercy."

He continues, "Listen to what happened at last.  I was still in the hands of Jesus. Outside the concert choir with these kinds of instrument in their hands: I saw harps, violins, violas, trombones, saxophones, trumpets, and all sorts of instrument in their hands. Immediately I heard from them the song of (the) Hallelujah (chorus). They sang, 'Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah! Hallelujah!' and so forth.  What happened?  Jesus Christ placed me down, and He said, 'It is time for you to go back.'  I could not say anything. He's my Master.  He's my Lord.  He says to go back.  I cannot speak a word. I began to look at His face." 

The Condition of the Church
"He was looking at me with gentle eyes -- very tender eyes. He looked at me.  He said, 'Son, before you go, I want to tell you, and I want to reveal to you, I want to show you what is going on in My Father's house. Come out!'  (The Lord walked out.)  We came out in the realm of the spirit out of the throne room, but our bodies were still in the throne room. We were looking outside, and behold, I and Jesus stood in one place. And Jesus Christ just (with His hand) wiped this one cloud aside.  And behold, we were looking down into the world. And Jesus said, "Can you see what is going on in the world? I want to tell you, My people! I want to show you what is going on!  In the Church, especially My children, the kind of lives they are living on earth.'"

"And Jesus Christ said, 'I will show you three parts.  People have forgotten that (Scripture that says) Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them.  They are forgetting that I told them, I am not of the world, so likewise they are not of the world.'  And when Jesus Christ was saying all this, he started shedding tears, because of you and me."

"And He said, 'Let me show you.' And He showed me the women, the men, and the ministers of God.  Can you see my children, the way they are dressing, coming to My Father's house. See those women.  They say they are clean, they are born again, their name is written in the Book of Life, they are claiming they are coming to heaven, but yet let me show you what is stopping them from coming and entering My Father's kingdom.' And Jesus Christ said, 'Can you see these women, these men, and ministers of God (in three parts).  And He said, 'Look at the women! You see them? See these people that are perming their hair? With the (inaudible word), attachments*, (inaudible word), earrings in their ears, (he gestures toward his chest, indicating exposure of the chest), (putting chains on) their necks**, and things like that?  Can you see them with the trousers, and mini-skirts...some painting their fingers, some painting their lips, and etc., etc.? Some bleach their body.' And Jesus said, 'Tell them! That none of them...if My Father asks the archangels to blow the trumpets, none of them will enter My Father's kingdom.'" [Editor's note: In this section there were several inaudible words, so I suggest watching the video yourself for clarity, especially at around 1:35:55 for this paragraph.  I have tried to accurately record his words to the best of my ability, particularly the meaning he was trying to convey.]

"Then He said, 'Look at the men. Can you see them?  The way they are dressing?  With the (inaudible words), all kinds of style in their hair (he gestures toward his head and mentions some unnatural hairdos)?  (inaudible words).  Some with the knickerbockers (men's or boys' baggy, knee-length trousers), some loosen their (shirt) buttons*, shave (their chests), and are walking like (rascals) like that, coming to the house of God?' And Jesus said, 'I tell you, none of them will enter My Father's kingdom.'"

"And Jesus said, 'Can you see the men of God. Those people that I asked to preach the Truth to the people, that I asked to make the people to know the Truth?  Can you see them? Look at them!' I began to see the ministers of God. He said, 'My eyes are beholding them.' He said, 'Can you see them?' We saw some men of God that are fighting for their posts. We saw some men of God fighting for money.  We saw some men of God that entered the earth, under the earth, in order to see powerful signs and wonders (in their ministry). We saw some men of God that entered the ocean.  We saw some men of God that entered the trees. Others entered the sky and the clouds for signs and wonders -- powers of darkness! And Jesus said, 'None of them will enter My Father's kingdom!'"

"Let me tell you something.  You who go about bouncing from church to church, looking for miracles, signs and wonders, and things like that, and pastors to see visions for you, you are going to hell with them."

He spoke about women who wear trousers to do government jobs like climbing trees and so forth.  He said, "No heaven for you."  I think he said something like, "Why not ask the men (to do that job)?" He said that some pastors will argue that we must obey the government.  But he asked, "Are we supposed to obey the government or obey God?"

"All you brothers with earrings, or (punk) hair, (other hairdos), no heaven! And to wrap it up, you brothers and sisters, (with) no perming, no earrings, etc., dressing in holiness, and you think you are going to heaven, but you have lust.  What is going on between you and your husband? Some of those here are doing things that are wrong." 

"Some of you are not wearing attachments, earrings, etc., and you are dressing in holiness.  But when you get to the judgment, they will say you have unforgiveness. And the angel will say, 'Depart!  You workers of iniquity.' No attachments, earrings, etc., but she has what is called a spirit of unforgiveness."

Women Covering Their Heads
The Lord also said something to him, which is not mentioned in this video.  He said to brother Ezekiel, "Can a woman pray without covering her hair?  Think about it."  That is essentially the same question the Holy Spirit asked through the apostle Paul, who wrote: "Judge for yourselves: Is it proper for a woman to pray to God with her head uncovered?" (1 Co 11:13).  Ezekiel says the Lord specifically told him women must cover their hair when they pray, and honor God, as it says in 1 Corinthians 11:3-11. For more on this, see my article Is a Woman's Hair Her Head Covering?.

The Call to Repentance
"Listen! Hell is real!  Choose hell or heaven, Jesus or satan!" 

He gave the following challenge: "Listen! If the trumpet sounds right now, are you capable to go?"

"We need the mercy of God to enter heaven! I want you to cry out to God, 'I need your mercy this moment! Lord, have mercy upon me! I need your mercy to enter the kingdom of God! Lord, I don't want to go to hell! Deliver me, O God! Lord, deliver me! I don't want to find myself in hell! In Jesus' Name we pray!'"

"Listen! I want you to pray and pray and pray!"

[End of testimony]

Scripture Meditation
"For your ways are in full view of the Lord, and he examines all your paths. The evil deeds of the wicked ensnare them; the cords of their sins hold them fast. For lack of discipline they will die, led astray by their own great folly."  (Prov 5:21-23; also see Prov 4-5).

"What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?" (Rom 6:1-2)

"What then? Shall we sin because we are not under the law but under grace? By no means!" (Rom 6:15; also see Rom 6).

"Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them." (1 Joh 2:15)

"Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will."

"And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one." (Mt 6:13).

For clarity, and to see this brother's sincerity, I recommend viewing the complete Testimony of HEAVEN and HELL - Ezekiel Moses, courtesy of my friend and brother, Yves Nahishakiye, who has uploaded it to the tube.

*Usually, hair "attachments" refer to wigs, false hair, or any artificial accessory that is woven into or clipped onto the hair.  While hair clips are also a type of artificial attachment, some are worldly while others aren't, so it depends on the type and the purpose.  Each person should pray earnestly and seek the Lord's guidance about what they wear, whether it pleases Him or not, and be careful not to do anything to change the image of God, in which we were created naturally.  With respect to men loosening their shirt buttons, this probably refers to more than just leaving the top button unfastened, such that the chest is exposed immodestly. We need to forget about the world's standard, and think the way God thinks about what it means to be naked or immodest in His sight.

**In this article originally, I stated that the Lord told brother Ezekiel Moses He was displeased with women shaving their legs.  However, I have since spoken with brother Ezekiel Moses on the phone, and he clarified that the Lord never told him it was wrong for women to shave their legs. I had misunderstood him due to his African dialect. He must have said something like "Showing their legs" because the context was around mini skirts, and exposing the chest (breast cleavage), etc. So there should not be a problem with women shaving the legs, since the legs should be covered anyway and nobody sees it. However, regarding shaving the legs or under the arms, the Lord has not spoken to him or to me about that, so I would advise each person to pray and ask the Lord for guidance.  I would add that the motives and thoughts of the heart are also important to the Lord. If it is simply for your own convenience and comfort, that is one thing. But for example, if one is exposing the nakedness of these parts of their body (eg., wearing sleeveless tops or dresses, or spaghetti straps, bathing suits, shorts, or short skirts and dresses), and is shaving to make these naked areas more attractive or seductive to men, or due to vanity, that would be wrong.  That is why it is so important to pray about these things and ask the Lord.  Brother Ezekiel states the Lord does not want women wearing chains on their necks.

Afterword
I had the pleasure and the honor of speaking with an brother Ezekiel by phone on July 11, 2014.  He is a genuine brother in Christ.  

He said it takes him seven days to share his entire testimony of heaven and hell, so when he conducts evangelistic crusades in Nigeria, they last for seven days.  He said that when he gives his testimony, he once again feels the searing heat of hell physically in his body.  It causes him to cry in painful torment, so that the people must pour a lot of cold water upon him to cut the heat down.  During this time, he is lying on the ground, and it takes six to eight men to hold him.  On one occasion recently they poured thirty drums of water on him, each drum containing twelve pales of water.  They have reported that they can actually see the heat rising from his body, and others felt the water getting warm.

This is a very painful experience for brother Ezekiel, so he and some other men of God have prayed and asked the Lord why this happens.  The Lord told him, "My grace is sufficient for you." The Lord told him that it is necessary for people to see him experiencing this supernatural sign as a confirmation of his testimony, so that they might believe that it is truly from the Lord and hell is real.

He said that after he gives his testimony, it is so exhausting that he sometimes goes into a coma for up to fifteen hours! During this time, the Lord sometimes comes to him to touch him, speak to him, minister to him and comfort him.  The Lord sometimes tells him what He wants for His people and what He wants Ezekiel to say to them.  Since he is incapacitated during this time, the workers where he is preaching must carry him to the car or jeep at the end of the meeting. He asked some of the workers who do not know him to tell him what they witnessed, and they say he was like a dead man, foaming at the mouth.

The next day he is so exhausted that he is unable to function.  The only way he can continue to preach is to jump up and down, shouting "Hallelujah!" about two hundred times!  Afterwards, the Lord's enormous, supernatural strength comes into his body and he is able to preach with mighty power!

Attribution notice: Most Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®, unless otherwise noted.

Author's note:  Please prayerfully listen to this brother's testimony, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to him.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not. Ezekiel is not personally connected with this site. For more information on our position, please see Disclaimers.

You are invited to read or listen to the many, amazing testimonies of the supernatural realm on the Home page of this blog, a few of which are listed below. I also recommend reading Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell, Michael Thomas Sambo's Revelation of Heaven and Hell, Is a Woman's Hair Her Head Covering?, Visitation of Jesus to Samuel Oghenetega, Tattoos and Body Piercing, The Judgment Seat of Christ, Beauty Unfading, Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit, and Discerning the Things of the Spirit.You may access my complete blog directory at Writing for the Master.

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.

The Holy Fires of Hell

I have written previously about the Lord's holy fire in my article, Holy Fire Baptism.  And now I would like to show you something you may not have seen before in Scripture. Perhaps you have never realized that even the fires of hell are the holy fire of God, but the Bible says so.  The following verses refer to the Lord’s return and the eternal fires of damnation:

The prophet Isaiah wrote: “Behold, the name of the LORD comes from a remote place; Burning is His anger and dense is His smoke; His lips are filled with indignation And His tongue is like a consuming fire; His breath is like an overflowing torrent, Which reaches to the neck, To shake the nations back and forth in a sieve, And to put in the jaws of the peoples the bridle which leads to ruin. You will have songs as in the night when you keep the festival, And gladness of heart as when one marches to the sound of the flute, To go to the mountain of the LORD, to the Rock of Israel. And the LORD will cause His voice of authority to be heard, And the descending of His arm to be seen in fierce anger, And in the flame of a consuming fire In cloudburst, downpour and hailstones. For at the voice of the LORD Assyria will be terrified, When He strikes with the rod. And every blow of the rod of punishment, Which the LORD will lay on him, Will be with the music of tambourines and lyres; And in battles, brandishing weapons, He will fight them. For Topheth has long been ready, Indeed, it has been prepared for the king. He has made it deep and large, A pyre of fire with plenty of wood; The breath of the LORD, like a torrent of brimstone, sets it afire.” (Isa 30:27-33)

Based on this passage, we might correctly say in a loose paraphrase, "For hell has long been ready, Indeed, it has been prepared for the king. He has made it deep and large, A pyre of fire with plenty of fuel; The breath of the LORD, like a torrent of brimstone, sets it afire."  I want to emphasize that  it is the Lord’s breath that sets the flames of hell afire. Therefore, they are flames of holy fire.

When it says that hell (Topheth) has long been ready, Indeed, it has been prepared for the king, I see two possible meanings there.  First, it has been prepared for the Lord Jesus, the King of kings, to punish His enemies; but secondly, it has also been prepared for the lawless king, the antichrist, and the prince of darkness, Lucifer.  For each of those evil rulers, that will be his abode forever.

Also, the apostle Paul must have been thinking of the passage in Isaiah when he wrote: “Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;” (2Th 2:8)

This sounds like the words of the prophet Isaiah that I have quoted in chapter thirty: “…the LORD comes from a remote place; Burning is His anger and dense is His smoke; His lips are filled with indignation And His tongue is like a consuming fire; His breath is like an overflowing torrent, Which reaches to the neck… And the LORD will cause His voice of authority to be heard, And the descending of His arm to be seen in fierce anger, And in the flame of a consuming fire in cloudburst, downpour and hailstones.” I want to emphasize that His tongue is like a consuming fire; His breath is like an overflowing torrent. It's holy fire!

Likewise, Isaiah said, "And He will strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, And with the breath of His lips He will slay the wicked." (Isa 11:4b)

Another passage from Moses speaks of the fires of hell as the Lord's fire. Moses sang, "For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains." (Dt 32:22, KJV).  It's a fire kindled in God's anger that burns to the lowest hell.
 
Hell is Real!
Hell is real!  It is no place for humans! In His mercy, the Lord has chosen to answer the prayer of the rich man of old in hell.  He has taken many people to hell and sent them back to the earth with a message for mankind, in order to warn us of that dreadful place.  I have written about so many of those testimonies in this Eternal Destinations blog, but let me just ask you to read one of those, which is Linda Ngaujah's Revelation of Heaven and Hell. She actually died on February 15, 2013 and went to hell.  She was being tormented in the fires, so she is able to testify firsthand that it is real! There were witnesses to this tragic event, including her sister, who testifies that she died and came back to life that day.

Jesus spoke of this place as the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels, into which He will send the wicked on judgment day.  He said, "Then he will say to those on his left, 'Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels." (Mt 25:41). 

Hell was not created by the devil, but rather the Lord created hell for the devil and his fallen angels, the demons.  They were all originally created by God to be holy angels, and they learned from God the ways of heaven.  But they rebelled and lost their place in heaven.  That is why man, who was created by God without sin, was tempted by the devil in the Garden of Eden and fell.  Man learned the ways of satan. Consequently, mankind was doomed to perish in hell with the devil and his angels.

Since this eternal fire has been prepared for the devil and his angels, as a place of torment suitable for them, we know for certain that God prepared it -- not the devil.  Therefore, it is a holy fire, not an evil one.

Do Not Perish in Hell
But the Scripture says, "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life." (Joh 3:16) He gave His life for you on the cross.  He bore your sin there, shed His blood, and died.  He paid the penalty for your sin, and took your place.  And three days later, He rose from the dead.  If you truly believe in Him, you will repent of your sin, and follow Him.

You must cry out to Him for mercy and forgiveness.  You need the mercy of God, because without it you will surely perish in hell. Please give your life to Jesus.

If you truly love Him, you will obey His commandments.  "He who has My commandments and keeps them is the one who loves Me; and he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and will disclose Myself to him."  (Joh 14:21, NASB) And  Jesus answered and said to him, "If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our abode with him. (Joh 14:23, NASB)

"Although He was a Son, He learned obedience from the things which He suffered." (Heb 5:8, NASB)

"And, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him." (Heb 5:9, NIV).

This is why we must repent, put our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, and live our lives obediently for Him every day.  In the final section below, I will explain how.

Attribution notice: Most Scripture quotations taken from the NASB. Most other Scriptures taken from The Holy Bible, New International Version® NIV®, unless otherwise noted.
 
Author's note:  Please prayerfully listen to this sister's testimony, and use the Testimony Review Process adopted by this blog, as you decide for yourself whether the Lord has spoken to her.  For issues and concerns, each person must confirm with the Lord, whether something is valid or not.

You are invited to read or listen to the many, amazing testimonies of the supernatural on the Home page of this blog, a few of which are listed below.  I also recommend reading Rachael Mushala Testimony of Hell, Michael Thomas Sambo's Revelation of Heaven and Hell, The Top Ten Things Jesus TaughtVisitation of Jesus to Samuel Oghenetega, Beauty Unfading, Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit and Discerning the Things of the Spirit. You may access my complete blog directory at "Writing for the Master."

Do You Want to Know Him?
If you want to know Jesus personally, you can. It all begins when you repent and believe in Jesus.  Do you know what God's Word, the Bible says?

“Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, and saying, ‘The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.’” (Mar 1:14b-15).  He preached that we must repent and believe.

Please see my explanation of this in my post called "Do You Want to Know Jesus?"
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Len Lacroix is the founder of Doulos Missions International.  He was based in Eastern Europe for four years, making disciples, as well as helping leaders to be more effective at making disciples who multiply, developing leaders who multiply, with the ultimate goal of planting churches that multiply. His ministry is now based in the United States with the same goal of helping fulfill the Great Commission. www.dmiworld.org.