I have come to realized that some people never believe messages on the afterlife for various reasons. To justify why not trust these revelations and dreams, one quoted some scriptures where the Bible says, ‘You cannot see my face; for no one may see me and live” (Exodus 33:20 – NIV). I agree and support the sentiment of going with what the Bible says. However, I wish to mention that this verse talks about God and not Jesus or the Holy Spirit. Then someone would argue about the trinity of God saying that God was speaking on behalf of them all (the trinity). I would dismiss that by saying that today Jesus lived in this this world and people saw Him and lived on, similarly, today we live with the Holy Spirit and we continue to live.
It is okay to make your choices on whom to believe amongst the countless people that freely share their testimonies online and elsewhere. I have listened to many of such testimonies and have learnt that the messages are very similar even for those that report to have only seen Jesus in their dreams or visions. Later on I will recommend some of the people that have shared their testimonies without mentioning the sight of God in their encounters.
Believing what you haven’t seen
It is normal not to believe something you haven’t seen in person unless you trust that person. I once went to Egypt and was shocked the level of traffic in Cairo. It was just far beyond what I had ever imagined in life. My family trusted me when I gave them this report because I had photos to support my claim and also because they trust me. Sometimes in life, we must trust even without the aid of photos and videos. Jesus said in John 20:29, ‘Then Jesus told him, “Because you have seen me, you have believed; blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.” –NIV.
Christians trust Jesus Christ and therefore believe what He says. Similarly, whatever the Bible says should be taken serious and be practiced at all cost. It may not be easy to apply what the Bible teaches but you would have to make all efforts within your means to comply for the simple reason that God will judge you based on the entire Bible.
The Bible and revelations and dreams
The Bible is not silent about dreams and visions. As a matter of fact, the entire book of Revelation is based on a vison that was shown to John in the Island of Patmos. According to Job 33:15, a dream is a vision of the night when men are in a deep sleep. Joel 2:28 says, “Afterwards, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young man will see visons.” In all truth, God does speak to people through dreams and visions.
God uses dreams and visions to give instruction, unveil the deep things of the spiritual world, and sensitize us on the Biblical clock. I believe that these are the times the Bible was talking about in the book of Joel. If you trust that the Bible is the complete and infallible word of God, you must trust that which it reports, including dreams and visions.
Dreams and visions are not only indications of the end times but they also guide us to the truth as I have already mentioned. The messages contained in the dreams and visions often reveal what we overlook or do not understand when we read the Bible. The good thing is that all visions and dreams that are of God are supported by scriptures.
When you listen to these testimonies, you will get answers to all of the following questions:
- Is it right to wear hair attachments?
- Is it right for woman to put on trousers?
- How much does God tolerate divorce?
- Is oral sex good for the married, even worse the unmarried?
- Is it sin to masturbate?
- Are all miracles, prophecies, from God?
- Is it still mandatory to pay tithes?
Please note that you are not in competition with anyone or working at fighting someone but you are working at saving your own soul. Take time to listen to each and every testimony you feel led to give time to. Pray about the things you feel confused about.
A word of warning
The devil is out to distort and pollute that which God is revealing. Not all dreams and visions are from God but some are from the devil. If you are not careful, you may be misled to take the message of the devil thinking it is from God. Indeed the devil may reveal himself as an angel of light (2 Corinthians 11:14) to deceive you and thus mislead many.
A visons from the devil may have everything correct but one important aspect twisted. For example, I once listened to a testimony that supported purgatory; a concept that is not scriptural yet many people have been misled to believe that it exists. If you do not read the Bible but trust what others say about it, you have no one to blame but yourself.
I want to give you examples of people that have shared their testimonies whom I believe have had genuine messages from Jesus Christ.
- Bill Weise from America – I do not recall a statement where Bill mentions an encounter with God the Father but only with Jesus Christ. His bodily expressions are so strong such that you connect to the experience. His focus is on the severity of the inescapable hell that is ready for all the disobedient.
- Abraham Yakubu – An old man who expresses the message from Jesus with tears. His focus is on the strict judgment that awaits all the living. Abraham also talks about Jesus and I don’t recall him mentioning an encounter with God the Father.
- Victoria Nehale – A lady from Namibia who had visions about hell. She published a book tittle ‘Time is fast running out’. I bought and read her book and believe her report.
There are a lot more people who have shared their testimonies but the tree are my top for your consideration.