God is real

Yesterday I had a wonderful time in the presence of God. I came for prayer with a purpose of being close to God. I praised him and prayed and had a supernatural encounter towards the end of my prayer time.

Today Christians are facing immense pressure to abandon God. News and social media is full of articles that would shake many believers if they do not have a firm foundation. The pressure experienced by Christians to conform to the standards of this world is so great today that many have to choose either to stand by the word of God or become social outcasts. The world wants to you to change the truth as told by the Bible, in effect to have you changed. But they don’t want you to use the Bible to impact and change the world. The truth is that many believers give into compromise, distorting the word to suit their given situations, yet we know that the word of God is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. Every day believers are exposed to information that directly or indirectly aims to make them doubt what they believed in the first place. Many believers abandon the message of truth as written in God`s word, the Bible. As the direct pressure from the world mounts, the self imposed pressure by many Christians also increases. They start to wonder if what they believed in is true in the first place. The world wants Christians not only to abandon the word, but also to be apologetic for following what is written in it. And this is what the devil wants. I encourage you friends to stand firm. You can do both: love every one, but also stand firm with the word.

Mathew 24 vs 9 says “…you will be hated by all nations because of me.” Vs 10 says “…many will turn away from the faith and betray and hate each other,”, vs 12 talks about the increase of wickedness and the love of most growing cold. Am sure you have seen many of these things happening. And vs 13 adds on that “… but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. ” Vs 14 talks about the end coming after the gospel being preached in the whole world.

The Lord you believed in initially when you got saved is alive forever more. Do not give up. Some of you are starting to doubt creation. With the enormity of the galaxy and the intelligence God gave man, do you really believe that man has the ability to do all the intelligent things he can do , but no other being in the universe can? The advent of artificial intelligence, self driving cars, state of the art medical interventions to treat complex medical conditions etc., make you wonder and believe that man is very intelligent. But are you narrowing your mind so much and believe that all this can only be accomplished by man and no one else? And is there a possibility that what we think to be great civilization is actually far backward than stone age in the eyes of a greater being. Or are you so parochial in your thoughts that you have resigned into thinking that the current state of world civilization makes man a super being and no one is greater than him . You are wrong. If you believe that man can perform a heart transplant, why don’t you believe that a mighty being , with infinite knowledge is able to create life? The person am talking about is our creator, the one no man can ever match. Its being shallow and narrow minded to think that life could not have been created by someone with infinite knowledge and capabilities we cant fathom. Only God we believe in can and created life. Your lack of imagination of how He did so is no reason not to believe. You have never tried to imagine how man makes aero planes and how they fly, or how a heart is transplanted. Despite you not imagining these , you still believe that they are indeed true. Why then do you want to stretch your imagination into realms that are way beyond your comprehension. If you believe that man can do transplants then nothing stops you from believing that our almighty and supernatural God created the world and creates life, something only Him can do. Isaiah 40: 28 tells us that God`s understanding no one can fathom.

Towards the end of my prayer time an audible voice called my name ” Ivan “. The Lord says in His word that ” You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart ” ( Jeremiah 29:13, NIV )

Is the end of the world near ?

In the night leading to Oct 31, I had an interesting dream. In this dream, I found myself floating in space. I could see many  space objects which could have included stars, planets and perhaps other bodies.  Despite the fact that the setting of the dream was during day time, I could still clearly see the space objects and was able to make out their colors and shapes. This is in contrast to what we are used to in usual life, only able to see stars at night.  One of the objects stood out with a different color from the others. It was red.

Just after I saw the red colored body, information came to me that it was about to let go of its stabilizing influence over the other objects. This meant that they would fall from the sky with an implication of the end of the existing state of affairs. Quickly, it occurred to me that this was to happen soon. Communication in such situations is not the same as our ordinary communication. One gets information that is certain but presented in an unusual way. Some times the way information is communicated is difficult to explain.

It does not appear like we have a long time before the end of the world. We need to repent and be ready for the second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.


Divine encounter

According to Romans 1:20, God`s invisible qualities have been clearly seen and are understood from what has been made so that we are without excuse.

Despite the above fact, many choose not to believe in God and our Lord Jesus Christ. Many skeptics will do whatever it takes to deny the existence of God and many go a long way to ridicule believers.

I hope this post will touch people`s lives and bring many to salvation. Share freely and widely to many others. Many people have died without salvation because of the denial of the existence of God despite the present evidence. Since creation, God has provided us with too much information about Himself and even to this day, miracles are happening but people still deny the divine nature of God and the Lordship of Jesus. Jesus is divine. He died for our sins so that we receive salvation. I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and savior and my life has been totally changed positively because of that.

My divine encounter begun as a dream and continued in the physical state when I woke up. Before I continue, I would like to let you know that I gain nothing from telling you lies. Any  skeptic who will tell you that what am writing is not true should know that I have no interest in telling you a lie. I don`t benefit anything by giving you false information.

The encounter occurred when I was 11 years old. It was a certain day in November. While I was sleeping, I dreamed that I arrived in heaven and found people worshiping God. I joined them. It was a joyous moment as we worshiped God.  Our focus was on God. I don’t remember the circumstances that immediately preceded my arrival in heaven.

My next encounter in heaven was a show.  The show was about what happened after Jesus arrived in heaven from earth after His earthly ministry.  I have no intention of casting doubt on any other person`s heavenly dream or other encounter. What I remember in the show is that Jesus was evidently filled with joy on arrival in heaven. My thoughts are that he was excited about his accomplishments on earth.  The accomplishments of salvation to human kind. I don’t remember what happened next during my stay in heaven, or if I stayed any longer in heaven. What I recall next was me awake in my bed on earth. The dream had ended.

I woke up with my head covered by a blanket, my blanket. At this moment , I was fully awake. I know when am fully awake. If I was not awake then, that would mean am dreaming right now while typing this post and it also means my entire day today I’ve been dreaming since the time I woke up in the morning. It would also mean my entire life is actually a dream.  I am emphasizing being awake to counter the skeptics who might want to say that what am going to write next was a continuation of my dream.

When I woke up,  my head was covered in my blanket. As I uncovered my head, I saw a white surface in front of me. I wondered if some one had poured a white substance on the floor a few feet away from my bed. As I opened the blanket further to gain better visibility, I realized that what I thought to be a horizontally oriented white surface was actually vertical and I was only seeing the lower portion. I then noticed that it was a white robe.  On realizing that it was a white robe in front of me, I got frightened. Because of fear , I chose to open the blanket slowly rather than suddenly throwing it away from me.  By opening slowly, I allowed my self to see small incremental portions rather than have an entire view all at once. To this day, I wonder why I did not throw off the entire blanket at  once. My usual response to my self is that I would probably be over come with fear. Whatever would happen I don`t know.

As I opened the blanket further, I clearly saw that in front of me was some one donning a white robe. The robe was very white. My estimation is that the person was not more than three meters away from me. The person had spread his ( at this moment allow me to use this pronoun to represent the person I was seeing )  hands away from his body. He stood still with both hands spread.  The robe was extending to the fore arms. I cant recall if it was reaching the wrists or the hands.  I then remembered that I had a dream about heaven before waking up.  I connected the dream to the vision. This increased fear in me. I was not prepared for what was happening. I started wondering what to do for me to get out of this situation. When I realized that in front of me was a person, I was not ready to see more. I did not open the blanket further to see the face. The person stayed there for sometime. I would cover my self and then open the blanket again. The person was still standing in front of me.

I don`t know why this happened. I have tried to recall if there was a special occasion immediately before or after the day of my vision but I do not remember one. What I remember though is that I gave my life to Christ at a young age. It was around that age that I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior ( I got born again ) . I cant recall with absolute certainty that I got born again at 11 years, but if not at that age, then it was not so long before or after that.

I remember telling my immediate relatives about this encounter when every body woke up. Its my mum I told first, before telling my other relatives. Later, I told a few friends. I did not tell many people because  I thought they would not believe me. So for the most part I kept it to my self. But along the way, I discover that many people don`t believe in the existence of God. I also know that some people who initially believed choose to stop believing. There are many reasons for this, but for some , its because they suddenly start doubting the existence of God. I am not suggesting that we should only believe after having a vision. God communicates to us mainly through his word, the Bible. And as I mentioned earlier, God`s invisible qualities have been clearly seen and are understood from what has been made so that we are without excuse ( Romans 1:20 ). This has been so since the creation of the world ( Romans 1:20 ). The reason for my post is the hope that some person(s) life might be touched and changed. I hope that some one/ people reading this will receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and savior or they will re commit their lives to Christ and the salvation He brought us. Visions are spoken about in the Bible. Joel 2: 28 says “…your young men will see visions.” Several other scriptures also talk about visions. In Acts 9:10, the Bible talks about the Lord calling Ananias in a vision. Vs 12 of the same chapter talks about Saul seeing Ananias in a vision, placing his hands on him to restore his ( Saul`s ) sight.

Do not worry about authenticating what  I have written. I have no reason to lie. I am not seeking for publicity. If I was seeking for attention , there are better avenues of me doing so than posting here.

On realizing that the person remained standing in front of me, I decided to spring out of my bed. I run to my mum shouting and waking her up. She woke up but the person in the white robe was not there any more. I then recounted what happened to her.  I think the reason for my fear was because I was not prepared for this. I am not giving an excuse for the fear, I wish I did not and I don`t think it was right for me to do so.

May God bless you all, in Jesus` name.

Avoid being double sided

For the purpose of this post, my meaning for double sided is when one portrays themselves differently in different situations. I would like to imply that such a person has two versions of themselves, and my reference today concerns Christians.

One version , the acceptable version is when one depicts themselves as expected for a believer. The unacceptable version being when one exhibits attributes of a non believer. The first version is the kind ,positive, well behaved and caring persona when one is around their family and friends, as well as church mates. Where as the second version is the hidden one, exhibited when one allows the devil to take over or control their lives. Such may be the case when one is with people who do not know that the person is a  Christian. One example would be one who uses indecent language when his wife is not around. Another example is some one engaging in gossip or slanderous talk when in company of certain friends who are non Christians.  It could be a wife who is addicted to spending so much money  on things that she knows would not please her husband, given the family`s financial situation and she works so hard to conceal this. This version could also be as extreme as the committing of adultery by the same husband who shows his wife that he cares about  her  so much and can never have intimate relations with another person.

Being neither hot nor cold is talked about in Revelations 3: 14 – 22 (Please read).  Such people are destroying themselves because they only care about what people see and not doing the will of God. They need to repent to get redemption.

Manifestation on my fasting day ( Continuation)

This is a continuation of my previous post: 

…peace returned . Travelling thousands of kilometres something laid outside a house , as if waiting to devour. My spirit prayed for them; I continue to pray for them. Earlier on, it had been dismantled into many tiny flakes. Then immediately I was in a tunnel like structure with a round dim light at the end, first yellow, then whitish as if an exit so far away. At some point during my meditation I fell asleep- the sound from my computer woke me up, I had to be meditating and not sleeping. I continued in spirit to see three figures but the third wasn`t easily seen; at first moving and then later surrounded by a yellow – white, purplish… signified protection and this seemed to come from our Lord. On opening my eyes after meditation and all the encounter, the account I had prepared to read was Psalm 118: 24 – 29. It talks about God making His light shine on us, adding on later that his love endures forever. It mentions much more, please read it.

Approximately 15 mins later I read a random message – I can`t recall the source , but I know it was a message I randomly chose . The message was an affirmation of what I had just encountered. It said that God determines the proper time and method of communicating to us . The message also mentioned that encounters may occur as a direct word from God, a dream, vision or revelation. Sometimes the messengers of such are angels. But whatever means through which they manifest, they are from God.  For your information I had not known the content of this message before reading it and before my encounter.

Manifestation on my fasting day

I wrote down the following account on Aug 8, 2013 after a prayer session on my day of fasting: I asked the Lord, so that I gain capacity to view things in the spirit. About fifteen seconds into my prayer, flames yellow quickly becoming white surrounded our Lord, signifying His greatness. Rapid events followed and again I saw that He was fighting off two or three giant evil men who were trying to surround us ( me and my family). Immediately I learnt that this was happening yesterday – I had thrown a wall hanging- The spirit was telling me so when that was taken away; To be contnued in the next post

Spiritual dream follow up -How the day`s event ended

When a stranger provides a free service which would other wise be expensive and says he is helping a friend, this is surely God at work. This is what happened after a long wait to have my plumbing problem fixed. In the past 2 posts I explained how I had a dream and how it unfolded in reality after I woke up.

As I pateintly waited for the plumber to come by, I wondered why all this had happened in the first place. We had contained the leakage but the main problem hadn`t been fully solved. The water service man had successfully closed off the main supply to the house, but now I was faced with a possible huge plumbing bill after a professional plumber`s work on the problem. During the day I had rejected the quiick offer by another retired plumber since I had an earlier booking with another company.

The one I was waiting for finally came to the house in the afternoon after a long wait. Very friendly he started working. As he worked he realised that he was missing a certain part. I had suggested that we use an older one in the house but he opted to go and buy from a building store. This would normally increase the bill for his service. He took long to return but he apologized for this when he arrived. He did all his work diligently and after finishing he cleaned up even after I insisted that he did not have to. As he was leaving I asked him to give me an idea of how much the bill was and when it would be sent in so that I know how much I was going to pay. He repleid that he was helping a friend or a friend of a friend so all the work and the part he bought and the kindness he showed were free of charge! Surely I saw the goodness of the Lord in the Land of the living – Psalm 27:13.

Follow up to “Spiritual Dream”

Not so long after the dream ( Please read my previous post to get the background of today`s post), I was in the wash room wen I realized that there was water leakage. This wouldn’t be a serious problem in many of the houses in Africa, but the material used to construct houses in North America generally doesn’t go well with water leakage. Profound destruction of the house can occur within only I hour of serious water leakage. I tried to stop it  but failed; it was around midnight when all this happened. I tried  to locate the main tap to the house in order to close it but this also failed. The leakage was rapidly filling whatever container it was dripping into meaning that I would have to be awake the whole night, emptying and putting back the containers.

I called my neighbour who quickly came and headed to the basement to close the main tap but he failed. The leaking continued. It was now approximately 1 am. Another neighbour joined us and the first one to come left- he had been at my place so long trying to stop the leakage but had failed. The second neighbour failed too and suggested we call the water department`s emergency number. Their duty was to locate and close the main valve on the street from which my house receives the water. The man was very good to us and did his level best to locate the valve but failed, it was close to 2am. Meanwhile everyone was very sleepy, I had gotten tired from running in and out of the house and it appeared like the neighbour and water service man were also frustrated by the lack of a solution to the problem. I was wondering why all this happened at night and why the solution wasn’t forth coming. Space and time do not allow me to write all the details of what we went through but the whole process was very distressing.

The service man promised to come back later in the morning with colleagues and special gadgets, the neighbour would help me find a commercial plumber man and I had to deal with the water leakage till some time during the day when help comes. By the way I also had to get ready with finances- plumbing services are not cheap. Together with the neighbour we stepped back to my bathroom one more time and we were able to temporarily reduce the water leakage so that it would allow just one container till morning. It was not easy , but with God`s help we managed. God brought an idea to my mind which I presented to the neighbour and he was happy to try it out with me.  We parted company with my neighbour at about 2:30am and I went to sleep .

But this was just the beginning of God providing a way, later during the  day more amazing things happened as I will write in the next post. Please don’t miss my next post as I share more on the amazing love of God and of our Lord Jesus Christ.



Spiritual Dream

After checking and determining that the position of the truck seemed un safe , I decided to back up ( reverse) a little further. Within me I knew this was un necessary but I decided to do it any way, just to make sure that the truck was parked in a safe place. As it backed up , the truck descended into a ditch which I had not seen earlier, making the characteristic sound as it did so. Part of the truck, specifically the front wheels were still on the upper ground but the hind wheels had gone further down the ditch.

I jumped out and headed towards the hind side to get a clear view of what had happened. Indeed , the truck had gone into the ditch and there was damage to the body of the truck.My mind started wondering why I had backed up further in the first place, but that was not all. How was I going to get the truck out- those who are familiar with my body build know what am talking about!

It was then that I realized that a lady was standing besides me.Dreams will always be dreams; at first I thought I knew the lady but now I can`t even speak with confidence if I knew her. During this time and encounter I didn`t even know that I was dreaming. She looked on calmly and didn`t say much if she did at all, but she communicated with me somehow, I later would determine that the communication was through the spirit. Her communication and presence gave me reassurance that whatever decision I was choosing was the right one and going a head with it would provide good results. I would later ( after waking up) discover that all this would have a real life meaning.The problem showed up in another form , nothing related to a vehicle. The problem was to cause too much distress, but with the guidance of God I would pull through. The decisions I would later take would determine how quick and the ease with which the solution helped with the problem.

She looked on as the truck got back to the level ground out of the ditch. I don`t exactly remember if I physically did anything to remove the truck from the ditch but I remember noting the damage to its body.

( NB: This is a real story as it happened to Ivan :To be continued another day)