Do not stop at the beginning of this message, follow us to the end, God bless you amen.
In the year 2000, God Almighty took me to the front of a big door where I saw an uncountable number of people worshipping and praising God both church goers and people that go to mosque. After a while, they started coming out one after the other, and as they are coming out, He marked their forehead. I saw that He marked only twenty people and stopped, so I asked, “Lord, why did you stop after marking twenty people out of this multitude”. Then He said, “I have prophesied through Apostle John that one day I will measure the temple, altar and the worshippers worshipping therein. “Then I was given a reed like a measuring rod. And the angel stood saying rise and measures the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there. But leave out the court which is outside the temple, and do not measure it, for it has been given to the Gentiles….” Rev 11:1- 2. I measured the temple, the altar and measure the deeds of worshipper worshipping therein and found only twenty people that are righteous in all their ways and I asked what happened? He says the worshippers that I saw were worshippers serving Him all over the world, either those who carry Bible or Quran but when they are in my holy place, they behave like a true child of God, but when they leave, their behavior and character are evil, than the unbelievers.
WILL I FIND FAITH ON EARTH?
LUKE 18:1 – 9
This is a proverb about a judge who does not fear God but still follows His word by not being partial. This judge who Jesus was talking about was a believer, unjust and no respecter of man, and He does not fear God. At the end of this proverb, Jesus said “nevertheless when the son of Man comes will I really find faith on the earth” Luk 18:8. Because He knows that many call themselves believers but they refuse to do the will of whom they believed. For example, many that are going to the Mosque believed that unless they turn their faces to East to pray is when they are true believers, which is one of the ordinances God gave them, but when it comes to the will of God, He says through prophet Mohammed in the Quran that you are not a believer or righteous person when you turn your faces to east or west and God began to list the condition to call yourself a believer or righteous, person like believe in Allah, believe in the last day, and the angels, and the Book, and the messengers; to spend of your substance out of love to Him, for your kin, for orphan, for the needy of wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ransom of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and give zakat, to fulfill covenant you have which have made, to be firm and patient in pain or suffering and adversity, and throughout all period of panic. Such are the people of truth, the God fearing”. Qur 2:177.
You believe in God, you are seeking His Kingdom, you believe Jesus is the son of God, you believe in Almighty Allah fine but there are unbelievers that believe all these. That is why Jesus Christ says unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the Scribes and Pharisees, you will not by no means enter the Kingdom of God. Matt 5:20. He also said if you love those who love you what reward have you? the tax collectors do the same and if you greet your friends only, He says what do you do more than others, He says be perfect, just as your father in heaven. Matt 5:46 – 48.
What kind of faith was He talking about?
Faith of endurance in time of problem, He says “He that endures to the end shall be saved” Matt 24:13, God also said in Quran that “Be sure we shall test you with something of fear and hunger, some loss in goods, lives and the fruits of your toil, but give good news to those who patiently persevere” Qur 2:155.
Faith in having the fear God, “O you who believe! Be afraid of Allah, and be with those who are true in words and deeds Qur 9:119, “And to man He said, behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding” Pro 28:28.
Faith of good work “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven”. Matt 5:16, “He that does good shall have ten times as much to his credit: he that does evil shall only be recompensed according to his evil; no wrong shall be done unto them” Qur 6:160
Faith of love, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself” Matt 22:37, Icor 13:1 – 8
Faith of enduring the behavior of others, “Those who spend freely, whether in prosperity, or in adversity, who restrain anger, and pardon all men, for Allah loves those who do good” Qur 3:134
Faith of forgiving others, “forgive our debts, as we forgive our debtors” Matt 6:12, “Those who spend freely, whether in prosperity, or in adversity, who restrain anger, and pardon all men, for Allah loves those who do good” Qur 3:134.
Faith of doing the will of God, “not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father” Matt 7:21,
Faith of helping others, “give and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you” Luk 6:38, Qur 6:160
Faith of Holiness, “Indeed He succeeds who purifies his own self” Qur 87:14, “Be holy, for I am holy” IPet 1:16. Etc.
How do we know?
According to the proverb that follows the first proverb that Jesus Christ tell us about the judge in Luk 18:9 – 12. It is another proverb about the Pharisees and Tax collector which talk about those who trusted in themselves, that they are righteous and despised others. The Pharisees and Tax collector go into the house of God to pray, the Pharisees stood and saying, I separate myself from sin and I fast twice in a week unlike the Tax collector who is unjust, extortionist, committing adultery which means He has faith, obey and follow the ordinances of God but unknown to Him what He said is a pride and He did not appreciate God who gave Him the grace to do all this things. That is what caused the downfall of king Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel 4:28 – 33.
Jesus was not speaking about the faith of those who destroy the life of others and still call themselves a believer, not a faith of rebellion, not a faith of murderers as the word of God says in the Quran that “if a man kills a Believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell fire, to abide therein forever and the wrath, and a dreadful doom is prepared for Him” Qur 4:93. Jesus Christ says you should not be angry with your brother let alone murder him. “whosoever angry with his brother without cause shall be in danger of the judgment” Matt 5:21 – 22. Faith of telling lies, faith of pride, faith of reigning curses, faith of stealing, etc let us leave adultery, fornication, homosexual and lesbian which are so common nowadays. Some believers will say I keep away from adultery, fornication, homosexual and lesbian, what of the sins which are easy to commit like lies, curse, worldly dress, stealing, covetousness etc.
That is why the word of God says in the book of Hebrew that we should lay aside every weight and the sins which so easily ensnare us. Heb 12:1. If your faith do not take away the behavior of your old life how do you want to enter into the Kingdom of God you are proclaiming. The Bible says “if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation, old things have passed away behold ALL THINGS HAVE BECOME NEW” IIcor 5:17, because heaven is not meant for liars, thieves, murderers, cultist, adulterers, fornicators, embezzlers, those who corrupt their nations, those who corrupt their followers either in the church or mosque and all kind of sin.
Do you think, it is because of the unbelievers that make God has patience and tarry to put an end to this world? Because of conductors who called sinners to the vehicle of salvation, but they themselves are not ready to enter into the kingdom of God. “He does not want anyone to be perishing but that all should come to repentance. II Pet 3:9. The people of Antioch saw the behavior and activities of the disciple of Jesus Christ and they called them christens. Acts 11:26. Why not allow people to look at your life and called you christan instead of calling yourself. You called yourself Muslim, did you surrender unto God like Abraham who was called Muslim. “ Qur 2:127 – 131. When the will of God and your own will comes against each other which one do you surrender to?
We have different kind of faith today, faith of Christmas and new year, faith of Ramadan and el del kabri (sallah), only those period of festival some believers serve God without care about the significant of this festival, “It is not righteous that you turn your faces towards East or West, but it is righteous to believe in Allah and the last day, and the Angels, and the Book, and the Messengers, to spend of your substance, out of love for Him, for your kin, for orphans, for the needy, for the wayfarer, for those who ask, and for the ranson of slaves; to be steadfast in prayer, and give Zakat, to fuifill the covenant you have made, and to be firm and patient, in suffering and adversity, and throughout all periods of panic. Such are the people of truth, the God fearing.” Qur 2:177, faith of sign and wonders, they only believe to do the will of God when they need miracle. What they forget is about the topic I deliver sometimes ago about Ending and unending miracles, for example if you are lame and God make you walked that’s ending wonder, if you continue to sin, you will end up crippled in hell fire.
Faith in the name of Almighty Allah and faith of the name of Jesus Christ, if the names do not have impart in your life to change you from old life to new person, you are like those who draw near to God with their mouth, and honor Him with their lips, but their heart is far from God. Matt 15:8. That is the reason people are doing all kinds of evil just to become somebody and later go into the house of God to donate without repentance, forgetting that they will leave all this things one day, the Quran says “the death from which you flee will truly overtake you; then you will be sent back to the Knower of secret and open things and He will tell you the things that you did” Qur 62:8, the Bible also says “it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment”. He
Are you a true believer or mouth believer?
The word of God says you shall be tested to know who are true the believer, Qur 2:155, “And certainly, we shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits but give glad tidings to the patient”, “Every soul shall have a taste of death, we test you by evil and by good, by way of trial. To Us you will be returned”. 21:35. “Blessed is the man who endures temptation,; for when he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him” James 1:12.
Endurance: If you have not face difficulties or problem, you are not yet a believer. Your endurance and perseverance and commitment to God during this time of trouble will show, truly. If you are a believer and not a believer that will attend church or mosque and later go and visit herbalist or join cult because of what He is passing through. “He that endures to the end shall be saved” Matt 24:13.
Forgiveness: If somebody has not offend you to the extent that it pains you, you are not yet a believer until it happens and God see your reaction how you forgive. Is there anyone who offended you as a believer and you refuse to forgive. God said in the Quran that the believer are those that take their eyes away from the mistake of the others Qur 3:134, one of the prayer that Jesus Christ taught us is to forgive others as our father in the heaven forgive us. Matt 6:12, He also tell us a proverb about the servant who his master forgive but refuse to forgive his fellow servant, which made him end up in hell fire. Matt 18:23 – 35.
Holiness: If you have not come across what can make you become unclean, you are not yet a believer, when you have these challenges and with your faith and the fear of God, you overcome it, then you can call yourself a true believer. Many are swimming in sin and still they call themselves believers. Are you part of them; it is not too late to overcome. “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy” Pro 28:13.“Except those who repent and make amends, and openly declare the truth. These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the one who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful Qur 2:160.
The will of God: until you face the challenges that will not allow you to do the will of God, either in your house, your working place or anywhere and you overcome with your faith, the fear of God and your courage, then you can’t call yourself a true believer. Many believers today are committing all kinds of sin in public offices, and ever still call themselves believers. The word of God says “But to the wicked God says: what right have you to declare My statutes, or take My covenant in your mouth” Psa 50:16.
You have not face what will make you tell lies and you show your courage, your faith and the fear of God to tell the truth, then you are a true believer. You have not found yourself in a situation where by, if you don’t embezzle the money, others will rebel against you, then you are not yet a believer, it is when it happens and you gather your courage, your faith and the fear of God to overcome, then you can call yourself a true believer. You have not met adulterer or adulteress either in your working place or anywhere and they test your faithfulness to God, you are not yet a believer, it is when it happens and you overcome them, then you can boast and say truly you are a believer.
You have another opportunity today to return to your creator and have a good relationship with Him by confessing your sins and forsake them according to what the word of God says, “He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy” Pro 28:13.“Except those who repent and make amends, and openly declare the truth. These, I will accept their repentance. And I am the one who accepts repentance, the Most Merciful Qur 2:160.
Remember Me and I will remember You
Remember God by singing unto Him today, Worship and honour Him for His mercy endures forever Psalm 118:1. He says “Remember Me and I will remember you, and be grateful unto Me and never be ungrateful to Me” Quran2:152. When you remember God for His countless favour upon you and your family. He will continue to protect you and your family. The Bible says “It is good to give thanks to the Lord, and to sing praises to Him, O Most High.
God Almighty says “for those who honour Me, I will honour, and those who despise Me shall be lightly esteemed” I Samuel 2:30. It’s good to appreciate the goodness of God in your life from the beginning of this year till today, He is the One who kept you and your family alive, it is the grace of Almighty God. May I advice you according to the word of God to go into His gates with thanksgiving and into His courts with praise, thank Him and bless His name for He is good; His mercy is everlasting” Psalm 100:4-5. If you are a true believer either going to church or mosque, “Bow down and prostrate yourself and worship your Lord who has done good to you and make you successful” Quran 22:77. May I hear you worship and sing a song of praise unto Him.
God is more than enough to Protect You
God Almighty says I have a wing whoever come under My wing to take a refuge shall be protected and no evil shall befall them. Psalm 91:1-16, instead of going to an herbalist, joining a secret society for protection, while not put the remaining of this year into His hand because He says “seek refuge with Allah, the Lord of the day break from the evil of what He has created, and from the evil of darkening night as it comes with its darkness. And from the evil of those who practice witchcraft when they blow in the knots, and from the evil of the envier when he envies” Quran 113:1-5. When David could not protect the Israelite his sheep, He look unto God and says you are the shepherd of my sheep, now I can have rest. Psalm 23:1-2. Why not hand over your family unto His hand and He will take care of them.
HOLINESS IS THE KEY
God Almighty says “Indeed whoever purifies himself shall achieve success Quran 87:14. Because He is holy and those who will serve Him must be holy I Peter 1:16. Avoid what can block your relationship with God and run away from anything that can destroy the good relationship you have with God. If you have not tasted any relationship before while not seek the face of your maker by repenting from your sin and you will enjoy the benefit and joy of having a relationship with God. You want God to make you happy, have your life ever make your maker happy one day? While not make a good decision today and you will see that God is merciful.
Be obedient to what God ask you to do is better than worshiping and praising Him, according to what the word of God says in I Samuel 15:22 that ‘’Obedient is better than sacrifice”. Do you obey God because only those who obey Him will have gain in their work and ultimately gain heaven. Isaiah 1:19. Can you compare those who obey God with those who disobey Him that’s what God says in Quran 68:35. Heaven, heaven you are shouting cannot accept disobedient believer, started obeying God today no matter how difficult it is and He will be with you amen.
Do you doubt God on something He promised you? Trust Him for He is a friend who never betrays those who believe Him, trust Him to the end because He says “weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning” Psalm 30:5. Very soon He will do what will make you happy according to the word of God in Quran, “And verily, your Lord will give you all good, so that you shall be well please” Quran 93:5.
GOD IS NOT A LIAR
When you have limited power and resources, you can promise and not fulfill it. But the Almighty who created heaven and the earth has unlimited power and uncountable resources before He make a promise, He has already made what He want to use available. It is you that has to wait for Him to finish His work. God says in Bible and Quran that, “I am not a man that I will lie, nor a son of man that I will repent, Have I said and will I not do? Or has I spoken and will I not make it good? Number 23:19. “verily His command, when He intends a thing, is only that He says to it, “Be!” and it is!. Wait for Him, He will not disappoint you.
GOD NEVER FAILS 2
Angel and Moses was in the ship and the angel scuttled the ship, Moses said: Have you scuttled it in order to drown the people in the ship. The angel answered “As for the ship, it belong to the poor people working in the sea, I wish to make a defective damage in it, as there was a king behind them who seized every ship by force” Quran 18:71&79. Is there anything in your life that is not going well, continue clinging unto Him, He knows how to repair whatever Satan or enemies have damage in your life or your work. Are you trusting God for something, don’t lose hope, He will do it.
ALPHA AND OMEGA
Is there anything you are going through that is not making you happy, Jesus Christ says “In the world, you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world” John 16:33. He did not say that every day you will enjoy the world, because according to what God says through prophet Mohammed in Quran 2:155, “And certainly, we shall test you with something of fear, hunger, loss of wealth, lives and fruits but give glads tidings to the patient”. Don’t allow any challenges to weigh you down or distract you from God for He is the ALPHA and OMEGA. Just endure till the end. Matt 24:13.
HAVE FAITH IN THY LORD
Have you lost your faith? Because of the trouble of this world, Ask God to restore your faith. You need it to move the mountain of problem that block your ways, Matt 17:20. You want miracle, but you don’t have faith in the Almighty God who will do it, how can it be possible, “verily, those who disbelieve, and die while they are disbelievers, it is they on whom is the curse of Allah” Quran 2:161. Go back to your maker and have faith in Him, no herbalist, idol worshippers or enemies know when God created you, He alone knows your tomorrow, have faith in Him.
God almighty says “if my servant ask you concerning me, then answer them, I am indeed close to them, I answer to the prayer of every suppliant when he called on me: so let them obey me and believe in Me, that they may walk in the right way Quran2:186. It doesn’t matter who called Him, either a sinner or righteous one, if a sinner genuinely call upon Him today for forgiveness, He is ready to answer. Whoever call upon Him, He is close to you, all what you need is to obey and believe Him. Be rest assured that God is the Almighty that answer by fire.
BE PRAYERFUL 2
If you don’t ask, who will know what you want, if you stand like a stagnant water, you cannot find and if you wait on the door without knocking, who will know that you there, you will wait till eternity. Despite the fact that our maker is All knowing still He want you to asked so that you can receive and seek, you will find; knock and it shall open unto you. Matthew 7:7-8. Do not just wait on the door, begin to knock, seek and ask and I know He is near and He will answer you. Isaiah 55:6.
SAVE SOULS INSTEAD OF KILLING SOULS
Why are you killing because of religion, when God who own the Bible and Quran has pronounce curse upon those who killed his fellow believer. Jesus Christ says “You have heard that it was said to those of old, you shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgement. But I say to you whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgement……….. Matt5:21-22. And God Almighty says in Quran that “Whoever kills a believer intentionally, his recompense is Hell to abide therein; and the wrath and the curse of Allah are upon him and a great punishment is prepared for him” Quaran4:93. Why do you kill your fellow believer when you know the great judgement that awaits you. It doesn’t matter how he believed God, either through Bible or Quran, you are not God to judge. Do you know that you can still be saved no matter how many souls you have killed, all what God needed from you is to confess and forsake and I know God is merciful. If Mary Magdalane who knows how many souls she had use her seven demons to killed, still she was the first person to see Jesus Christ when He resurrected Luk8:2, Mark16:9. Are you a murderer either through abortion, kidnapping, religion or assassination? Do you know that God still love you, He is your God, your father, your maker, come to Him. God bless you in the mighty name of Jesus.
“O ye who believe! Take your precautions and go forth in parties or go forth all together” Quran 4:71. Your precautions at this end time is your Bible or Quran to go and save souls to the kingdom of God not cutlass or sword. Many soul are in bondage of Satan and religion, Jesus Christ says “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature” Mark16:15. Preach to sinners; preach to those who use the religion to cover their evil deeds. As God says at this end time that He will not judge because of your religion but because of your deeds that was written before Him and also He says the sin mankind committed at this end time is greater than the time of Noah, so He says we should expect the great judgement more than the time of Noah. God bless you in the might name of Allah.