The Reality of God

WD_white-6 Visions of the future

Welcome to the year 2010!
I’m so glad you and I made it to this year.

First of all, I want you to know that this will be an extremely challenging and difficult year.  I know that because God often reveals to me things that are yet to occur.  This has actually been happening to me – as my mom told me – right from when I was only 3!

I have been extremely careful and responsible with this gift and very rarely go public with these visions of the future.  I’d rather share the revelations that I receive in very indirect ways in order not to attract undue attention to this gift, or violate people’s right to make their own choices.

But, yes, sometimes, I do become very open and direct in sharing the visions of the future that God shows me.

For instance, about 2 years ago, I was shown a global economic recession.  I saw stock markets and banks crashing around the world.  Governments were confused and were running from place to place in search of solutions.  I saw hundreds of millions of people caught in the vicious grip of hunger and starvation.  I was told that these things were going to happen and become so terrible that even the wisest of men won’t be able to find any solutions to the problems.

I went up to my pulpit then at the Success Academy Nigeria and began to share these visions.  I told my audience that I saw a global food crisis coming, stock markets crashing, banks going bankrupt, and so on.  I told them not to purchase stocks then, even though that was right in the middle of the stock market boom here in Nigeria.  Of course, no one paid much attention until it all began to unfold. Some folks who heard the warning from my mouth actually lost lots of money that they had invested in the now useless stocks.

As you know, the world is now embroiled in a terrible economic crisis.  At the beginning of this crisis, as nation after nation began to fall under the wave, our own Central Bank Governor at that time went to press and said that our economy was immune and that the banks in Nigeria were safe.  I read his comments in the papers, and again went up to my pulpit and warned that this man was lying to the nation.  People then asked me whether I was an Economist, and how I would dare say that such an authority could be wrong.  I told them I wasn’t an Economist, but was only saying what I heard in the counsel of the holy ones, in the presence of God

Eventually, it all became clear that the man was lying.  Thousands of people are now being laid off in Nigerian banks as they try to withstand the onslaught of the global economic crisis.

Is the crisis over?

No.

The worst that was shown to me then hasn’t even happened: I won’t go into the details of that vision because they are extremely scary.

Why the crisis?

What is important, however, is to understand that there are underlying spiritual reasons why these economic upheavals will continue to ravage the nations of this earth.  The reason is that human beings have generally turned their backs to God.  We have turned to other 21st Century idols such as the human intellect, mammon, sensual pleasures, and so on.  Man’s continued rejection of the supremacy and authority of God has invoked the very peculiar economic curse that’s about to plague our world today.WD_white-20

God never designed a universe that can permanently and successfully ignore Him.  Even if humanity doesn’t recognize the supremacy and authority of God, the created universe and all of her forces do.  And every now and then, the created universe and all of her forces rise to thwart man’s purported scientific advancement and intellectual prowess, reducing humanity to mere fools.

This global economic crisis has been sent as a warning to mankind.

And it will get worse.

National economies will tumble and crumble under it’s onslaught.  Whole corporations and business empires would be wiped out in seconds in the months ahead.  Families will weep and gnash their teeth as the pangs of the famine begins to strike home.

Make no mistake about this, there’s a ferocious storm up ahead!

Yet, you don’t have to go down when others are going down; that’s actually my purpose in writing this new year post – you don’t have to partake in the pain.  As a matter of fact, you can actually turn this year into the very best year of your life!

Distinction is possible!

Yes, distinction is possible.

You don’t have to go down when everyone is going down.  While this year will be a year of troubles, trials, and difficulties for billions, it could well be a year of daily testimonies and breakthroughs for you and your loved ones.  This could be the year that you mount up on wings like the eagle and soar to greater heights of glory.

Here’s a promise to think about:

“A thousand may fall at your side, ten thousand at your right hand, but it will not come near you.  You will only observe with your eyes and see the punishment of the wicked.  If you make the Most High your dwelling – even the LORD, who is my refuge – then no harm will befall you, no disaster will come near your tent.” ~ Psalm 91:7-9

God’s message to you through this post is that you don’t have to panic.  Really, distinction is possible – provided you do the right things.

The most important first step in escaping the storm that is about to engulf the world is to lay a solid foundation for your life.

Build your foundation on the rock

“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.  The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock.” ~ Jesus Christ, (Matthew 7:24,25)

There you have the warnings of Jesus Christ spoken thousands of years ago that, “the rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house…” That’s referring to crisis!

Yet, there was a house that didn’t fall, because it had it’s foundation on the rock.  If you build your foundation on the rock, you will experience distinction in the perilous times that lie ahead.

The best way to do this is to start this year with God

Acknowledge the reality of God in your life.
Recognize His absolute supremacy over all the Universe.
Submit to His authority in all areas of your life.

The reality of God

The reality of God – the All-Mighty, Creator of the Universe – is obvious and implicit in nature and all creation. The inability to discern and acknowledge this reality, in my opinion, consists the grossest blindness of all.

To reject the notion of God and still claim to be an intelligent and sophisticated thinker is laughable.  Every intelligent, intuitive, and enlightened student of nature arrives at the same conclusion, which is that mere chance could never have given rise to a universe of such order, complexity, beauty, and precision. There is a Being, an absolutely supreme being, that designed and made the universe.

He is God.

The realization of this truth and humble submission to it is the foundation of happiness, and the beginning of spiritual wisdom.

“The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom…” ~ Proverbs 1:7

An ancient foolishness…

Some people like to imagine that the notion ‘there is no God’ is some form of sophisticated and modern thinking; you know, an advanced way of thinking.

That’s ridiculous!

A guy told me sometime ago that the concept of God is an archaic and obsolete idea that has no place in modern man’s advanced and contemporary thinking.

I asked him if he was acquainted with the bible. “Of course,” he replied with that arrogant air of so-called lofty intellectualism. “I know practically all there is to know about bible history,” he continued.

“So, you most likely know when some of the books of the bible was written?” I asked.  “Sure,” was his very confident response.

“You will agree with me then when I say that the book of Psalms was written thousand years ago?” He did.

I then referred him to the verse from the Psalms quoted below,

“The fool says in his heart, ‘there is no God.’” ~ Psalm 14:1

“You see, my dear,” I continued, “there’s nothing modern about the ‘no God’ notion. People were already thinking that way 3000 years ago!”

Then I said to him, “there’s nothing sophisticated, modern, or advanced about the notion that ‘there is no God.’  It is nothing but an ancient foolishness!”

Blindness to the reality of God is about the oldest form of spiritual and mental foolishness known to man. Truly enlightened human spirits are amused when fools parrot their ignorance of God as ‘sophisticated thinking.’

Yet, its not just foolishness, its a killer disease. The ignorance or proud rejection of God plus the refusal to submit to His authority is a killer disease. Its the fountain of unhappiness and confusion in the human soul.

And it is this very foolishness and disease that lies at the root of the mess this planet is plunging into.

Don’t be a part of it.  Make a choice today to:

Acknowledge the reality of God in your life.
Recognize His absolute supremacy over all the Universe.
Submit to His authority in all areas of your life.

That’s the right way to begin 2010…

“In the beginning, God…” ~ Genesis 1:1

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