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ARE YOU REALLY BORN AGAIN

ARE YOU REALLY BORN AGAIN
Nevertheless the foundation of God standeth sure, having this seal: the Lord knoweth them that are his. And let everyone that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity (2 Tim 2:19). Wherefore by their fruits, ye shall know them. Not everyone that saith unto me Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my father which is in heaven.
Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done much wonderful work? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you; depart from me ye that work iniquity (Mt 7:20-23).
Has it ever occurred to you, that the people that say Lord, Lord are church people? These people belong to one church or the other. Possibly you could be one of them. Cast your mind round the environment; each street has up to five or even ten churches. There are millions of Christians around us, yet iniquity abounds (Mt 24:12); being perpetrated by James, John, Mary, etc – names of Christians. Everybody shout Jesus, speak in tongues and call Holy Ghost fire. Even those that produce worldly/secular music like reggae, highlife, awilo/Makosa, blues, etc, now put Jesus inside; Christianizing everything in a Pentecostal style. Nevertheless, God warns that He knows those that are His. You may have noticed that it is difficult to trust the so call “Child of God”. A church brother proves that he is not better than Judas, when it comes to money. A sister reveals that she is a scorpion when you relate with her. Consequently, Jesus laments again that these people have turned his house into a den of thieves (Lk 19:46).
This has facilitated the prevalence of prosperity messages in most churches. Since the hearts of the people are money minded, those funky and “It doesn’t matter” preachers have to give them what they want: “Come as you are, it doesn’t matter, and God will accept you: so far as you will give big money”. They will soon discover that it matters a lot. But then, it will be too late. It has seemed as if church is a lucrative business outfit or an enterprise. With the mind of collecting money in the name of offering in the market places, motor parks, inside vehicles etc, preachers only dish out sweet messages that will jolt the people to give bountifully: my God will prosper you, your enemies will fall down and die, you are going to get that contract, your marriage comes now, just to mention but a few. God never sent most of these preachers that parade themselves around. Rather there God is their belly. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus, but their own belly and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple (Rom. 16:18). It is a shame because Jesus instructed his minister in Mt. 10:8 to heal the sick, raise the dead, cast our devil; maintaining that freely we have received and freely we must give out. It is unfortunate that people love not the truth (2 Tim. 4:3-4). They flock around where they will be charged senior realms of thousands, only to receive false deliverance and false prophecy (vision). Have they given any vision/prophecy other than: there is a pit before you, death is knocking at your door, Mama Agnes is a witch, Peter is sending arrows to you, etc? If you are a victim of these, Jesus will now give you true salvation and deliverance only if you will believe. Otherwise, look at what is going to happen to you: For the mystery of iniquity doth already work… Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders. And with all deceivableness 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 (2 Thess. 2:7-12).
You do not actually want where you are to hear the revealed word of God; rather you follow signs, wonders and diverse miracles. For this reason, God himself (not the devil) will send you a strong deception. You will believe a lie and end up with the antichrist and his mark of the beast. As a result, your destination is the lake burning with fire and brimstone. The worms that eat people there do not die. It is an everlasting torment. Know and understand that the operation of the mystery of iniquity after the working of Satan is about to produce the antichrist in a very near future. The antichrist is not coming as a monster. The book of Revelation was written in symbols. Those codes and symbols have their meaning. He is coming as a dynamic, charismatic man of God and of course a political genius. Since you have not followed the real word of God up till now, God will allow you to fall into the hands of the antichrist and his people. You will eventually end up with him being deceived. Thus friend, leave whatever thing you are doing now, give your life to Christ, so that you will be born again and be saved.
Time and space will fail me to write in detail about our women that roam about naked even in churches. Because their hearts are not after the truth, God has allowed them to be deceived with such words as: you can wear trousers, nude tops, transparent materials, body hugs, etc. It does not matter, they are told. God is not interested in your outside, but only in your heart. They have totally forgotten that God said in his word that out of the heart flows the issues of life (Prov. 4:23). Again God said that as a man thinketh in his heart, so is he (Prov. 23:7). Therefore when you see someone that dresses in a sexy manner, the state of his/her heart is also sexy. Do not be deceived my dear. They say after all, the whites dress like that. Will God cast all of them into hell fire? Yes and certainly yes, if they all fall short of the word of God. Remember that in the days of Noah only eight people were saved out of the whole world. The Bible recorded that population explosion took place that time; suggesting that we may not be more populous than they were. Quoting from Tyndale publishers Translation of Genesis 6: “Now a population explosion took place upon the earth”. Jesus said our days will be as the days of Noah (Mt 24:37-39). We are seeing population explosion again with the world population crossing seven billion and various governments advocating for birth control. It implies that few people shall be saved out of the whole world, so try to be among them. Sure you’re attending church. But do not forget what Jesus said in Luke 18:8b. “Nevertheless when the son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth.” The Lord disapproves virtually everything that Christians are doing today called faith. Strive to enter in at the strait (near impossibility) gate; for many I say unto you, will seek to enter in and shall not be able (Lk 13:24). For many are called, but few are chosen (Mt. 22:14).
The delusion spoken of in the above paragraph prompted me to research on the dressing of the whites over the past ages. This is because our people say that wearing trousers and all forms of indecent dressing they copy from them is their custom. But I found it not to be so. You don’t even need to go far. Pick any old Christian album performed in the white society like ‘praise and worship with Don Moen’; you will hardly see any female on trousers. You will see long skirts and gowns even designed with long sleeves and turtle necks. Tune your cable television to Sonlife broadcasting network by James Swaggart. You are again to notice that in this present time the whites that know what they are doing dress properly. Therefore thou art inexcusable, O man (Rom. 2:1). I discovered how it all started: from decent trousers to indecent wears. The devil knows exactly what he’s doing. Soon the people will be stark naked again as it happened in Sodom and Gomorrah. The devil uses our sports men and women, music and movie stars and other celebrities to model indecency. Our youths ignorantly copy these satanic instruments, who have already sold their souls to the devil for fame and money. Some Christians are confused when they see those illicitly dressed “children of God” still displaying the power of God. Consequently, they claim that God is not partial: if God condones them, he will also condone us. I suppose they have forgotten that the gifts and calling of God are without repentance (Rom 11:29). Thus says the Lord, “Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished” (Prov 11:21). And it shall come to pass… that I will punish the prince and the king’s children and all such as are clothed with strange apparel (Zeph 1:8). The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abominations unto the Lord thy God (Deut 22:5).
Are you a man that fry or plait your hair; wear ear rings, etc? Probably you’ve copied our football stars or the whites. You are an abomination before the Lord. Go to places like Brazil, UK, America, etc. Men cut off their manhood through surgical means and develop women private parts. They take female hormones and develop breasts. You look at some “girls” over there; you will not know they were once boys. Before we had two sexes created by God: male and female. Now so many abominations have arisen: she-males (Women carrying the private part of men), he-females (Men carrying breasts and other features of women); trans-sexual and transgender, etc. Continue to copy them and remain to be abomination unto the Lord. The Lord says He must punish you. For these and lots more shall the judgment of God come upon our generation without mercy. I wonder what they will tell God on the Day of Judgment: They were given the body of either male or female. But they now appear with strange bodies.
The Lord spoke through the mouth of Neal Frisby (The prophet for our age): …When children act like men (Drink, crime, rape, etc) and  have no correction – and women rise on high and are rulers as men (women liberation) – political, groups, etc, then witches shall take charge and sorcery shall lead – it shall stand! – Destruction in fire will talk of hell and they shall say, death will be our friend (Rev 6:8) – Atomic horrors! (Rev 18:8-10)… The Lord shall come before. When men go into Babylon rather than come out… then the end be near! When men by beams (inventions) combine together for world trade – my coming is nigh. When men say they are women, and women say they are men, and some say we do not know what we are, and also live with and as beast – Behold I come quickly. When men and women buy prostitution in rays of light (This evidently means a figure will be beamed into the home in filmed light) not exactly the solid state, but fantasy state, talking and doing – like magic, figures (images) in light performing pleasure! – Coming invention – Armageddon is not far away.
In places like California, these abominations have been legalized. Gay is taught in public schools in the name of sex education and if possible dramatized. A child is not bordered about his/her sex until he/she reaches the age of 18 years to fully decide whether he/she wants to be a male or female. Civilization, you may call it? The Hollywood of California has turned the world into an X-rated society. The prophet said California will slide into the sea and sharks will feed on human bodies.
Are you a woman that dresses shabbily thereby exposing your breasts, tummy, hip, buttocks, to the public? Probably your pastor must have told you, “never mind them preaching this way, they are jealous of your beauty”. Don’t worry; you are soon to wake up inside the pits of hellfire with the reality of the depth of deception your pastor has plunged you into. Continue to speak in tongues with your made-up bodies and painted faces. You will fight your pastor in the lake of fire when you realize that he has deceived you all those while. For you are not born any again. Your pastor has deceived you that you are born again, when you are not; even though you have learnt how to speak in tongues and say ‘praises the Lord-Halleluiah’ like believers.
So one will ask, “Who among these are really born again”? The answer is not farfetched. The real born again are very few, hidden and known by God. Whenever you come across them, you will know from their life style that they are born again without being told. So leave the glamour and fantasies you see in churches and run personally to Jesus. Jesus is outside all these churches and is knocking, calling on the members, “If any man hear my voice and open the door, I will come into him and sup with him and he with me” (Rev. 3:20). I use to think Jesus was talking to unbelievers. Thus, I used that scripture only on evangelism. One day the Spirit of the Lord opened my eyes to verse 22 of the same Revelation chapter 3: He that hath an ear let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the Churches.
I recall the revival that broke out with the SU group in the early 70s just after Nigerian civil war. Believers preached by the Spirit of the Lord and emphasized John 3:3 – Jesus answered and said unto him, verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nobody wants to miss the kingdom of God. So people were converted to the evangelical faith. This gave birth to Pentecostal fellowships in Nigeria. It was non denominational at first, but towards the late 70s and into the 80s the spirit of denominationalism took over and we started hearing such names as: CPM, Deeper life, Redeemed, etc. When it seemed to be a mass exodus of people from the orthodox churches to the Pentecostal fellowships, the leaders of these churches were moved by the spirit of Satan to device a scheme to trap their members and substitute for the born again syndrome they were rushing after. For instance, the mother of churches produced successive charismatic movements; Bible instructors union and such groups that will mimic evangelical movements. Thereby, the members will see no reason to leave; after all, what is there is also here. Please reason along with the Spirit of God. Evangelical fellowship in Anglican Communion also sprang up. But among these, I discovered that whenever the Lord opens the eye of anyone, such will have no other option than to leave.
The Catholic Church tells her members that they are born again because they are baptized, confirmed and serve God, receiving Holy Communion. They define baptism as the sacrament that washes away Adamic sins. I wonder how water other than the blood of Jesus can enter the heart and wash away sin. John the Baptist was baptizing before Jesus manifested. Yet he pointed to Christ and the need for salvation in him despite his baptism. Many other churches also hold the view that when you are baptized, you are born again. Thus, a child that cannot take decision is stood for by the God parents. Some Jehovah witness tried to explain to me that when they declare to follow Jehovah before people after their baptism, is when they are born again. There are modern Holy Ghost fire churches that tell their followers they are born again the moment they start speaking in tongues. Some go ahead to teach them how they would be speaking. Today, to be in fashion everybody including the Sabbath, Cherubim, Olumba-Olumba, Hare-Krishna, Aladura, Eckankar, all claim to be born again.
But the foundation of God stands sure. Let all men be liars and God be truth. Forever, the Word of God is settled. If God could not spare his only son, He cannot bend His word for any man. God does not respect any. See Col 3:25. There is going to be a very big surprise/disappointment on the last day. Majority of Christendom will suddenly realize that they have been deceived, thinking they are born again, when they are not. They are to hear depart from me, I know you not. God forbid. Deliver thyself as a roe from the hand of the hunter and as a bird from the hand of the fowler (Prov. 6:5).
The parable of the prodigal son shows the true repentance of a seed of God. The Bible says that Godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation that cannot be repented thereof (2 Cor 7:10). Thus when someone is genuinely born again, the same can never regret in the future why he/she took that decision. The prodigal son said, “I will arise and go to my father and I will say unto him, Father I have sinned against heaven and before thee (Lk 15:18). The moment he came to himself (verse 17), he took that decision. He did not postpone it even a minute further. The Bible said: “Behold now is accepted time, behold, now is the day of salvation” (2 Cor 6:2b). His father saw him from a distance and rushed after him. He commanded his servants to wash him and change his garment. So God washes a sinner with the blood of Jesus and changes his garment from sin to righteousness. Thus the new creation (2 Cor 5:17) does not struggle to live a holy life. Repentance is the responsibility of man; whereas the transformation of life (born again) is God’s responsibility.
Assuming the prodigal son stopped at his decision (repentance) without going to his father, he would have been like the Christian church goers of today that are religious without Christ. Marvel not that I said unto thee, ye must be born again. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit (John 3:7,6). Therefore being born again is a spiritual exercise. The man created in Gen. 1:26, which is the real man is a spirit being. This is the personality that returns to God after death. This is not visible, but this exercise in the spirit can be felt, just as we can feel breeze passing us without seeing it (Jn 3:8). It is God that knows how He regenerates the spirit man to become born into God’s family. All we have to do is to repent from our sins and go to God in faith; then experience Jesus coming into your life as your personal Lord and savior. This is felt as I am feeling the clothes I am wearing. When this happens, the person notices unspeakable bundle of spiritual joy followed by peace of heart. Assurance of salvation and the outward manifestation of the new life in Christ also follow. It is good and recommendable for a born again Christian that had experienced all these to assist the person.
Where you can’t find this assistance, pray this: Lord Jesus, I realize that I am a sinner who cannot save him/herself. I believe you died for my sins to redeem me to yourself. I cry unto you now to forgive me all my sins and my wasted years. I have decided and ready to follow you and live for you all the days of my life. I denounce my membership in any negative place. You said in your word that he that comes unto you; you shall in no wise cast out. O Lord, wash me with your precious blood and make me born again. Come into my life as my personal Lord and Savior. Let your Spirit lead me henceforth and give me power to live above sin. I promise never to return to sin. Dear Lord, I confess that I will go with you when you shall appear. Let nothing stand between me and the translation of the bride. Make me an over comer of this age. Precious Lord, give me power to make myself ready all the time; not having spot, wrinkle, blame or any such thing. Have your way in my life and thanks a lot for accepting me; for in Jesus mighty name I have prayed – Amen!
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