The Devil’s Vision

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Our adversary, the Devil, is cunning and ingenious. Read how Satan has tricked and deadened God’s people with a certain modern technology.

The devil once said to his demons below,

“Our work is progressing entirely too slow. The holiness people stand in our way Since they do not believe in the show or the play.

They teach that the carnival, circus and dance, The tavern and honky-tonk with game of chance, Drinking and smoking, these things are all wrong;

The Christians don’t mess with the ungodly throng. They are quick to condemn everything that we do
To cause unbelievers to be not a few.
They claim that these things are all of the devil;

That Christian folks live on a much higher level. Now fellows, their theology, while perfectly true
Is blocking the work we are trying to do.

We will have to get busy and figure a plan That will change their standards as fast as we can. Now I have a vision of just what we can do.

Harken, I’ll tell this deception to you.
Then find ye a wise, but degenerate man Whom I can use to help work out this plan. There’s nothing so real as the things that you see;

The eyes and the mind and the heart will agree. So what can be better than an object to view? I say, it will work and convince quite a few.

The home is the place for this sinful device; The people deceived will think it quite nice. The world will possess it, most Christians can’t tell

That it is all of the devil and plotted in hell! We’ll sell them with pictures of the latest news; While they’re still looking, we’ll advertise booze.

At first it will shock them; they’ll seem in a daze; But soon they’ll be hardened and continue to gaze. We’ll give them some gospel that isn’t too strong,

And a few sacred songs to string them along. They’ll take in the ads, with the latest of fashions, Soon watching the shows that will stir evil passions.

Murder and love-making scenes they’ll behold Until their souls will be utterly cold. The old family altar which once held such charm Will soon lose its place without much alarm.

Praying in secret will also be lost
As they look at the screen, not counting the cost. Compromise preachers, who don’t take their stand Will embrace this new vision and think it is grand.

They’ll help fool the people and cause them to sin By seeking this evil and taking it in.

Influence is great and this you can see;
Just look at my fall and you’ll have to agree. It won’t take too long, my demons, to tell That the vision of Satan will populate Hell!

Divorce will increase, sex crimes will abound; Much innocent blood will be spilled on the ground. The home will be damned in short order I say When this vision of mine comes in to stay.

Get busy, my cohorts, and put this thing out; We’ll see if the church can continue to shout. The holiness people who stand in our way Will soon hush their crying against show and play.

We’ll cover the earth with this devil vision. Then we’ll camouflage it with the name television.

The people will think they are getting a treat Till the Antichrist comes and takes over his seat. He’ll rule the world while the viewers behold The face of the beast, to whom they were sold.

We’ll win through deception, this cannot fail; Though some holiness preachers against it will rail.”

“Be not deceived, God is not mocked;
for whatsoever a man soweth, that
shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap
corruption; but he that soweth to the
Spirit shall the of the Spirit Reap life
everlasting.” Galatians 6:7-8

“And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall
comsume with the Spirit of His mouth,
and shall destroy with the brightness of
His coming; even him, whose coming is
after the working of Satan with all
power and signs and lying wonders,
and with all deceiveableness of
unrighteousness in them that perish;
because they received not the love of
the truth, that they might be saved. And
for this cause God shall send them
strong delusion, that they should
believe a lie that they all might be
damned who believe not the truth, but
had pleasure in unrighteousness.”
II Thessalonians 2:8-12

— Author Unknown

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THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO MAKE HEAVEN THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO MAKE HEAVEN

 THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO MAKE HEAVEN
Jan 08 2015.

THREE THINGS YOU NEED TO MAKE HEAVEN
The race to heaven is narrow, the kingdom of God suffers violence, right, but you just need these three things in your life after you surrender your life to Jesus, and heaven is sure and certain. The foundation and basic thing is your genuine salvation, you need to dedicate or rededicate your life to Jesus first before you start the race. So, after you have experienced salvation, you go ahead with these things and heaven is sure, no matter what! Let’s see those three things:

From the book of Luke 21:36, “Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.” From this verse, we see three things: The Word (Jesus Christ), to watch and to pray. These are the three things we need on daily bases to make heaven. Let’s start with prayer

Pray Earnestly Every Day
A prayerless Christian is a powerless Christian. For you to overcome past sinful natures and resist the present temptations, you need the strength of Holy Spirit, and you get this strength through prayer. Many Christians are ignorant of “daily” prayer in their Christian living. Luke 22:, 41, “And He was withdrawn from them about a stone’s throw, and He knelt down and prayed…..Then an angel appeared to Him from heaven, strengthening Him. 44 And being in agony, He prayed more earnestly. Then His sweat became like great drops of blood falling down to the ground” Jesus Christ prayed to prevailed. For you to prevail over sin, self and Satan, you need daily and earnest prayer. No matter the addicted or persistent sin, daily prayer over it prevails.

Do not waste your time praying over enemies and others, your priority in your prayer should be on your Christian life, for grace and strength to live victorious life. When you are having struggle with any particular sin or temptation, take it to God in prayer. Praying every morning before you start the day and evening before you sleep is not to fulfill all righteousness but to present your spiritual weaknesses and issues to God and receive strength. It is not possible for you to live a consistent Christian life without consistent payer life. Never miss daily prayer, both in the morning and evening. Start with 30mins prayer and move on from there.

Read Bible Every Day
“How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.” Psalm 119:9.
For you to grow in the Lord, to live a victorious Christian life, you need to read and mediate on God’s word everyday. You cannot resist the devil without the Word in your heart, not in your brain. You must read at least 2 chapters of Bible everyday, at least. The Word refreshes, empowers and enables you to move on without falling. Before you read your Bible, you need to invite Holy Spirit to teach you, and read without distraction. Mediate what you read and write some down.

Watch!!!
“Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and because of them we set a watch against them day and night.” Nehemiah 4:9.
After prayer and Bible reading, you must watch against wiles of the devil day and night. Do not relent or relax, because devil doesn’t. You must be watchful to apply God’s Word into your life. Watch over your heart, your thought, your tongues, your tones, your temper; watch against sinful tendencies and resist them. To watch means to detach from people or places, to delete any thoughts within or materials without and destroy anything that will lure or lead you back to sin. To watch also means to resist, reject and refuse sinful demands and desires. Never entertain the thought again, never give room to the devil, and never move close to the appearance of sin. WATCH!

With these three things, victory is certain and heaven is sure. But only sure if you have experienced salvation as the foundation. If you have not surrendered your life to Jesus completely or if you have been rising and falling into sin, all you need is to start afresh by dedicating or rededicating your life to Jesus and have a better start. You realize, ready to forsake and confess your sins to Jesus, and ask Him to forgive and cleanse you, to save and give you a new heart and spirit.

Bible Emergency Numbers (Start calling now!)

What to read in times of need: Bible Emergency Numbers

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– When in sorrow, call on John 14:1-4
– When men fail you, call on Psalm 27:1
– If you want to be fruitful, call on John 15:1-27
– When you have sinned, call on Psalm 51:1-10
– When you worry, call on Matthew 6:25-34
– When you are in danger, call on Psalm 91:1-16
– When God seems far away, call on Psalm 139:1-18
– When your faith needs stirring, call on Hebrews 11:1-14

– When you are lonely and fearful, call on Psalm 23:1-6
– When you grow bitter and critical, call on 1 Cor. 13:1-13
– For Paul’s secret to happiness, call on Col.3:15
– When you feel down and out, call on Romans 8:1
– When you want peace and rest, call on Matt.11:28
– When the world seems bigger than God, call on Psalm 90:1-2
– When you leave home for labor or travel, call on Psalm 121:1-8
– Your prayers growth narrow and selfish, call on Psalm 67:1-7

– For a great invention/opportunity, call on Isaiah 55:1
– When you want courage for a task, call on Joshua 1:7
– How to get along with fellow men, call on Romans 12:1
– When you think of investments/returns, call on Mark 10:17-27
– If you are depressed, call on Psalm 27:1
– If your pocketbook is empty, call on Psalm 37:1-4
– If you’re losing confidence in people, call on 1 Cor. 13:4-8
– If people seem unkind, call on John 15:12-13

– If discouraged about your work, call on Psalm 126:3-6
– If you find the world growing small and yourself great, call on Psalm 19:1-3
– When you are sad, call on John 14:1
– When you are facing danger, call on Psalm 91:1-2
– When people have failed you, call on Psalm 27:1-2
– When God feel far from you, call on Psalm 130:1-3
– When your faith needs encouraging, call on Hebrews 11:17-40
– When you are hated because of your faith, call on John 15:18-24

– When you feel you’re failing, call on Psalm 121:3-4
– When you are scared, call on Psalm 23:4
– When you want to do good works, call on John 15:5
– When you need courage, call on Joshua 1:7
– When you don’t feel loved, call on Romans 8:38-39
– When you have sinned, call on 1 John 1:8-9
– When you are worried, call on Matthew 6:25-34
– When you are hurt, call on Colossians 3:12-17

– When you feel no one is on your side, call on Romans 8:31-39
– When you are seeking rest, call on Matthew 11:25-30
– When you are suffering, call on Romans 8:18-30
– When you pray, call on Matthew 6:9-13
– When you are in need, call on Philippians 4:19
– When you are losing hope, call on 2
Thessalonians 2:16-17
– When you are seeking peace, call on John 14:27
– When you want to live a happy life, call on Colossians 3:12-17
– When you don’t understand what God is doing, call on Isaiah 55:8-9
– When you want to get along with others, call on Romans 12:9-21

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The Cocoon (An interesting short story with great lessons)

A man found a cocoon of a butterfly.

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One day a small opening appeared, he sat and watched the butterfly for several hours as it struggled to force
its body through that little hole. Then it seemed to stop making any progress. It appeared as if it had gotten as far as it could and it could go no farther.

Then the man decided to help the butterfly, so he took a pair of scissors and snipped off the remaining bit of the cocoon. The butterfly then emerged easily. But it had a swollen body and
small, shrivelled wings.

The man continued to watch the butterfly because he expected that, at any moment, the wings would enlarge and expand to be able to support the body, which would contract in time.

Neither happened! In fact, the butterfly spent the rest of its life crawling around with a swollen body and shrivelled wings. It never was able to fly.

What the man in his kindness and haste did not understand was that the restricting cocoon and the struggle required for the butterfly to get
through the tiny opening were God’s way of forcing fluid from the body of the butterfly into its wings so that it would be ready for flight once it
achieved its freedom from the cocoon.

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Sometimes struggles are exactly what we need in our life. If God allowed us to go through our life without any obstacles, it would cripple us. We would not be as strong as what we could have.. been. And we could never fly….

In times of trial and tribulation, remember that you are remembered in prayers, and this journey will make you strong to fly high.

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From a Sinner to Saint, (An interesting Salvation Story)

Testimony: How the grandson of Emir of Kano, Paul Ado Bayero converted to  Christianity.

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My name is Paul Ado Bayero. You may have been hearing of the grandson of the Emir of Kano (Northern Nigeria)
Alhaji Ado Bayero, who converted to Christianity. You may have been wondering whether it is true or not; I
tell you today that it is true for I am the one. I am a Hausa man, a typical Hausa man from Kano State, Nigeria, grandson of the Emir of Kano, my mother’s name is Jumai.

Of my mother’s children, I’m the only one that did not receive western education in an English speaking
school.

My mother was a devout Muslim who loved Islam and despised anything that was not Islamic. She used to abuse Christians. Anywhere she saw Christians she would curse them. Because of the disposition, she prevailed on my father to allow me to
be trained in Islamic education. My father agreed because it was a thing of pride in Islam for one’s child to be properly schooled in Islamic teachings. It was more prestigious to send a child to an Islamic school than to an English speaking school. My father thus sent me to an Arabic school and I grew up
according to the teachings of the Qur’an.

I was thoroughly school in the Qur’an achieving the 1st and 2nd graduation in quick successions. I learnt the secrets of the Qur’an from Juzili which says that the words of truth and of justice are in THAT book.

For the Qur’an to say that the truth is in THAT book means that the “book of truth” is not the Qur’an. It means the Qur’an is referring to another book as the book of truth and justice. So I started searching, which is that book that the Qur’an calls the book of TRUTH.

According to the Qur’an, there are three books the Qur’an, injila and purah. The injila and the purah are in the bible. This means that the Qur’an is saying that the truth is in the Bible. While all of these were going through my mind, I was sent to Saudi Arabia to further my Islamic training. I visited many historic Islamic sites and read many books of Islam. I became very fluent in Islam and Arabic studies.

The Qur’an talks more about Jesus Christ than Mohammed When I returned from Saudi Arabia, my
mother encouraged me to join the Shite Sect. As a good son I had to do the will of my parents and so I join the Jihadists. My mother obtained for me a
jacket that I wore on our jihadist outings. It had 100 charms sewn on it. These charms included the satanic verses that Muslims are using to destroy the world today. I was one of the disciples of Sheik Gumi. After that I went to research some other books
in Islam, because the Qur’an does not give us a real background about Mohammed. The Qur’an talks more about Jesus than Mohammed. But the story of the life of Mohammed is not found in the Qur’an but in the OTHER book that the Qur’an refers to as the
HADIT.

The story of Jesus Christ, His ministry, miracles and power are clearly documented in the Qur’an. I was in darkness in those days, but today I’m a very happy Christian because I have now seen the light. And I pray that God will visit all the people (Including
the kings in the north) and cause them to become born-again in Jesus Christ’s name, Amen!.

I believe that the time will still come when I will go back to Kano State to take over the state for Christ.

This would be done if all Christians can join hands together with us to pray in one accord to accomplish this mission. Something will happen. I extend this
invitation to partake of this prayer and fasting to everyone for the salvation of those who are languishing in Islam. But the problem today is that the church does not operate with one purpose and
one accord.

How we killed for Allah

Back to my story, I joined with the jihadist group in Kano and learnt how to kill Christians. In 1987, I participated in killing many Christians. I killed
uncountable human beings at that time. I shed tears for what I had done believing that God would not forgive me.

But today, I have found forgiveness in Christ Jesus. In Islam we were not taught anything like forgiveness. I remember that in the mosque in those
days, our teachers taught us to pray against Christians that Christians should be destroyed. But in Christianity I discovered that the prayer of Christians towards Muslims all over the world is not for them to be destroyed but for God to show them the light, so that they would join hands together to worship God in the true and acceptable manner. You see the
difference.

I hated to have anything to do with Christians, even my wife never wanted to see anything that had to do with Christianity. After the Christians I killed in 1987 during the riot, sometimes I would become confused, blood would be running in my head because of the
lives of people that I took, thinking that God would never forgive me. But today Jesus has done something for me which Mohammed never did. And
you who is reading this, He would also do for you something you will never expect from any other person because He is King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Wherever you are, Jesus is inviting you, to do for you what He has done for me. Come ye sinner the gospel will change you. He will do unto you what a dead God cannot do for you.

How I found Jesus Christ!

After all of these, nobody came to preach to me about Jesus. Jesus Christ appeared to me in my dream. I was sleeping on my bed and he came to me
in my dream. In that dream He was coming towards me and raised up His hands and started beckoning on me with his right hand. On his palms and feet blood was dripping from holes on
his hands and his feet, and he was beckoning on me with those blood stained hands. As I was moving towards Him, doors that stood between me and Him started opening and just before I got to Him, a flash of light dazzled across from my face blinding me temporarily. Then I woke up, I heard a clear voice saying “I am Jesus”, but I did not see anybody. This
was Friday, 12th of July 1991. In the morning I told my mother what happened over the night.

That morning, Muslims were running to the mosque for early morning prayers, but I was running into salvation. But it was not easy. I told my parents what
happened. My mother was mad at me. She abused me and pronounced every curse known to her on me.

Who can battle with God?

But before this day, my wife had died. How did she die? I had brought a copy of the New Testament Bible
home from somewhere. My wife saw the bible and said nobody can bring a bible into her home and that she was going to tear the bible. I cautioned her not to, she was adamant, lifted up the bible and said that she was challenging the God of the bible to come and
fight with her. She said she was
going to destroy the bible and if the God of the bible had any power, he should come and fight her. I became fearful and told my wife, do you think you would not die if you tear the bible. She tore it and burnt it. The following day my wife became sick and died three days after. It was with this background that I declared my life for Christ in my home on the 12th July 1991. I have an attitude to my life. If I want to do something and you threaten me about it, I will only be hardened to continue in that pursuit. When I
declared for Christ, my entire family rose up against me in unison. My mother in particular was very bitter, she said rather than becoming a Christian it was better for me to become an international armed-
robber like the late Lawrence Anini.

They tore my stomach

She said she would be happier for her to be known as the mother of an armed robber than to be a mother of a Christian. Pandemonium broke out in the Emir’s palace. My brother took a knife and slashed my fingers and burnt my right hand and the five fingers
were almost burnt completely. In the confusion that followed, someone ripped open my stomach with a knife and I ended up being thrown into a well. But Jesus was waiting for me. I was miraculously rescued from that well and the same Churches and
Christians that I persecuted took care of me and later sent me to Port Harcourt because of severe persecution.

Holy Spirit taught me English

I was sent to Bible School in Eleme, Rivers State but there was a big problem, I could only speak Hausa
and Arabic. Rev. Emerua of the Assemblies of God Church proposed that I should be sent to an adult
education class to learn English. Then someone received a revelation and told Rev. Emerua “don’t send him to English speaking school, the Lord will teach him.” Shortly after this revelation I
had a dream in which three white men came to me. One of them touched my lips and said “you shall speak forever”. That was how I started speaking and
writing English, it was the Holy Spirit that taught me. I believe this miracle of the teaching of the Holy Spirit is for everyone who believes in Christ. Why can’t you give your life to Christ? Jesus had done something for me, which He can do for you also. I thank God
that what Jesus says in the bible has come true in my life. When He says He is the way, the truth and the life that no one can come to the Father except
through Him. I thank God that I have found that way, the truth and life.

But what had Mohammed got to say concerning Salvation?

In the Qur’an, his daughter Fatima came to him and asked him what guarantee of salvation he could give
her. Mohammed replied,

“My daughter Fatima, ask
anything of me and I shall give it unto you, but do not ask me for a guarantee of salvation, for I myself do not know where I would end up”

How much more for those who are following him. Ask yourselves. Little wonder that my burden all the time was
towards the Muslim nations. I was called specially to preach to Muslims and to Muslim nations. This work has begun in earnest and I’m promising you today that Islamic sharia law will not stand anywhere in Nigeria because this nation Nigeria belongs to Jesus
Christ and to Him alone. I have a burden for all of the emirates in Northern Nigeria from my grandfather’s palace in Kano, to Borno and all the other emirates down to Sokoto State and all the other places. Today we have many children of God that God is going to use to bring light to all these Islamic areas to His
glory. I believe that Kano State will be among the states that will be declared for Jesus Christ in Nigeria. I am a Kano man but Jesus had changed all of that and made me a citizen of Heaven and is waiting to do the same for all those who will come out of ISLAM! I thank God for choosing me to bring salvation to my people. My wife died, God allowed it because she probably would have been of no use to Christendom. My present wife is from southern
Kaduna and is also an Evangelist. Our ministry is not a sit in the church ministry but to go out and evangelize to Muslims and other perishing souls. We
need you to pray for us at all times because our lives are constantly in
danger. Your prayers are very important to us so that we can reach the end of the assignment. Many have
been called but have not yet responded to the call.

Nothing can be compared to the peace and joy that comes from salvation in Christ Jesus.

I came from a very wealthy background. My grandfather Ado Bayero stands high amongst the wealthy men in Nigeria, but I forsook all of that money that cannot give me joy and peace. The word of God gives me joy forever. Not all of the wealth of my grandfather can give me that kind of joy. We have many who have known that joy today.

People like Rev. Shehu Galadima who was a Sheik but today God is using him for the Gospel. We have the grandson of the former Sultan of Sokoto,
Evangelist Mustapha Dasuki, we have Rev. Dalani, Prophet Isa El-Buba, Pastor Isa Bello, Rev. Tunde Olufowobi, Pastor Waziri, Evangelist Blessed Usman JP, Lady Evangelist Aminata Esther Jokolo, Rev. Dasuki, Rev. Mahmud Ado Bayero and three
grandchildren of the Emir of Kano. All of them and many more have tasted of the power of the Gospel of the living Christ! I tell you that very soon that the
gospel will be preached in all the emirates councils.

What I say to God is “Give me this land of Muslims, give me these emirates councils, give me these sharia states” and by the grace of God, we will capture them all for Christ.”

*** This testimony of Paul Ado Bayero was taken from the book The Violent Truth of Islam by Brother B.U. Othumanu and Paul Ado Bayero; pages 1-14 ***

Please share this interesting testimony with your friends and colleagues, remain blessed!

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