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The Adventures on the road to the celestial city (8)


Loved one in Christ Jesus, I believe you are growing in the strength of the Lord. This is lesson eight on my teachings, the adventures on the road to God's kingdom. Kindly read the previous lessons for a more profound revelation. God is doing great things in our lives behind the scenes.

By the grace of God, the Holy Spirit has shown me some things I never knew about myself. We must be careful when we think we are holy because of our morality. If the Holy Spirit should reveal to you the things that are hidden in your heart, you will always pray to God to consecrate your heart. Meditate on these scriptures.

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Jeremiah 17:9 KJV

...we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities, like the wind, have taken us away.

Isaiah 64:6 KJV

He that trusteth in his own heart is a fool: but whoso walketh wisely, he shall be delivered.

Proverbs 28:26 KJV

I thought my heart was right with God until the Holy Spirit revealed to me in dreams and visions several things about my heart. There are some things we must repent from because it distances us from the Holy Spirit. We might think they are irrelevant, or they do not matter, but in the sight of God, He expects us to repent.

It is my prayer you pray, a prayer of sanctification. We must pray that God will sanctify our heart because the hidden thoughts of our hearts are desperately wicked as the Prophet Jeremiah declared. The Lord showed some things I had in my heart. I did not believe some iniquities were in my heart until the Holy Spirit revealed them to me.


The Holy Spirit used a man of God I follow in the spiritual realm to speak to me. The Prophet of God gave me a profound scripture in my dream. When I checked from the living Word (Holy Bible), it surprised me because I thought I was holy by my morality. 

Let us be careful when we think we are holier than God (Meditate on 1 Samuel 2:2, Ecclesiastes 7:20, Exodus 15:11 and Job 4:17). I have observed in my Christian life that God becomes jealous when we think we are holy by our morality. 

I never thought I had these invisible sins (pride, anger, lust, and self-righteousness) in my heart. God is calling us to repent from these inward sins because it grieves Him. I became conscious of my spiritual life and my eternal destination because I thought my good works validated my glory in Heaven. I never knew the Holy Spirit was not happy with me.

Child of God, never allow your good works, morality, and the success you experience in your spiritual life and ministry blindfold you. You might think God is pleased with you, but He is not. Sometimes you have to fast and pray because, in this season, the Holy Spirit will reveal to you something that grieves Him (Meditate on Ephesians 4:30).

The dangerous zone is when you hardened your heart when the Holy Spirit rebukes you through visions, dreams, His servants, and the Word (Holy Bible). As I am growing in the Lord, I realize God is more concerned about our hearts than our good works (Meditate on 1 Samuel 15:22, and Proverbs 23:26; 4:23).

We may think our success or good works means God is pleased with us. The silence of God does not mean He condones our actions. It is a dangerous thing to work for God when He does not know you. Let us be careful about how we work with the Holy Spirit because success does not mean we are in the will of God.

God may be speaking to you to work on your heart before you proceed to the next step in the ministry. God works with principles. Until we pass the mark, He will not promote us to the next stage of the ministry. Meditate on these scriptures.

For promotion cometh neither from the east, nor from the west, nor from the south.

But God is the judge: he putteth down one, and setteth up another.

Psalm 75:6-7 KJV

Incoming young ministers must fast and pray because it is at this season the Holy Spirit gets the chance to reveal His plans to you and show you the wickedness in your heart. I am glad the Holy Spirit revealed to me the hidden thoughts (invisible sins) in my heart.

Although the Holy Spirit has revealed to me the hidden thoughts of my heart several times. I did not take it seriously until the Holy Spirit revealed to me some of my experiences. God is a loving Father. He does not want us to perish. God desires to be at peace with us.

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.

Revelation 3:20 KJV

The grace and the mercies of God are great. When we come to God with a sincere and humble heart, He reveals to us the secrets of our hearts. It is time we cry unto the Holy Spirit to sanctify our soul for the harvest. The fact that we are not sinning outwardly does not mean God is pleased with us.

Maybe you don’t fornicate, steal, speak evil of others, slander, or insult others. That is good. Have you asked yourself about the lust in your heart, the invisible pride, self-righteousness, the anger, unforgiveness, and bitterness in your heart?

Don’t become a victim of this prophecy.

Not every one 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 many wonderful works?

And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.

Matthew 7:21-23 KJV

Read my article, The Heart 1 and The Heart 2 for a more profound revelation. 

I felt in my heart I should share these truths with you. Let's get to today's topic. The adventures on the road to the celestial city. In the letters of Apostle Paul to the church in Thessalonica, Apostle Paul made a profound statement. Let’s read.

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:

And that we may be delivered from unreasonable and wicked men: for all men have not faith.

2 Thessalonians 3:1 KJV

Apostle Paul pleaded with the church in Thessalonica that they should intercede for him and other disciples so that God will deliver them from unreasonable, lawless and wicked people. This means every Christian must be careful of these three categories of people.

1.  Unreasonable people.

2. Wicked people and

3. Faithless people.


  • Unreasonable people.

If you don’t pray, you can encounter people who are careless of their actions. Their thinking capacity and logical faculties do not function well. Woe to a man or woman who meets such people in their life. Can you imagine a person or an insane group fighting you?

It is part of the cost we incur because of prayerlessness and carnality. If you don’t pray, insane people and groups will attack your spiritual life and ministry. Analyze in the first stage; these people cannot think in the right way.

Their thought pattern does not agree with the thought of sound men and the Word of God.  These people think like animals. Can you fight with people who think like animals? Some people don’t mind undressing in public just to fight and disgrace you.

Some people don’t mind killing you to get temporal things such as money, house, cars, and food. Such people are unreasonable. Failure to build a prayer life will open the door for these people to access your ministry and spiritual life. If you want to escape from unreasonable people, build a fellowship with the Holy Spirit through prayer.


  • Wicked people.

The next category of people Apostle Paul describes are the wicked people. Let’s search from Mickelson's Enhanced Strong's Greek and Hebrew Dictionaries, the meaning of “Wicked.”

Poneros

1. hurtful, i.e. evil

2. (figuratively) calamitous

3. (passively) ill, i.e. diseased

4. (especially, morally) culpable, i.e. derelict, vicious, atrociously wicked

5. (neuter, singular) mischief, malice

6. (neuter plural) guilt

7. (masculine, singular) the devil

8. (plural) sinners

KJV: bad, evil, grievous, harm, lewd, malicious, wicked(-ness)

This means if you don’t build a prayer life, you can encounter people who act like the devil. Remember, the devil came to steal, kill, and destroy (Meditate on John 10:10 or get my book Visions of the Night). I remember I had a dream where I saw an older man (agent of the devil probably an evil traditional priest) commanding thunder to strike me.

In the dream, He commanded the first thunder, but it did not strike me. I could discern in the dream that this older man monitored me in the spiritual realm. In the dream, He commanded the thunder several times to strike me but to no avail.

I could discern in the dream that some spiritual powers blocked the thunder from killing me. In the dream, I thought this older man would stop, but he kept commanding the thunder to strike me. In the dream, I saw that the thunder backfired. 

The thunder struck this wicked old man, and he died in the dream. When I wake up from the bed, I gave thanks to God for protecting me from this wicked attack in the spiritual realm. The devil will never attack you until it has a shred of evidence. The blood of Jesus Christ will speak for you when you walk in divine love.

Child of God, if you don’t build a prayer life, atrocious people such as witches, wizards, necromancers, sorcerers, vicious occult groups, Satanists, magicians, evil traditional priest and other human agents of the devil will attack you (Meditate on Matthew 10:16, and Ephesians 6:10-18).

These evil people can hurt you and your family with no sense of guilt. These people receive joy when others suffer. They act like serial killers and wicked dictators (Ted Bundy, Erzsebet Bathory, David Berkowitz, Jim Jones, and the rest). Evil people are sadists. They rejoice in an environment full of war and disaster. These are the people we are likely to encounter if we fail to build a prayer life.


  • Faithless people.

The last category of people Apostle Paul describes are the faithless people. King David describes these people in the book of Psalms. Let’s read.

The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good.

Psalm 53:1 KJV

Another name for these people is unbelievers. We know these people as atheists. David calls them fools (stupid and wicked). These people only live after the dictates of their flesh and corrupted conscience.

Can you deal with someone who disregards the existence of God? Child of God, be ready for these people if you are not prayerful. As I am writing to you, some sincere Christians are in prisons and uncomfortable places facing injustice. 

If you don’t want to end up in the hands of unreasonable, wicked, and faithless people, build a consistent prayer life. Join the workforce in the church and be an intercessor because someone needs your prayer.


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