A LETTER FROM GREAT YONDER

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Luke 12:19-20 KJV
“And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. [20] But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided?”

My name is Nathan. I thank God for specially saving my soul. I am most grateful for this than anything else in my life-time, because it’s on this premise I am eternally glad I am where I am right now. There’s nothing a man can offer me, now that I am here, that will make me want to return to where I came from. Although leaving the ones I love — families, friends, sons and daughters in the Lord — could have been a compelling factor for me to return; even now that I see them weeping, mourning, and sobbing profusely for my departure, but the joy and bliss that encapsulates me in my current location supercedes any force of mortal attraction. I only wish for families that weep to attain understanding of the Divine, and come to the knowledge of GOD’s purpose and plan.

The scripture quoted above (Luke12:19 – 20) was the Bible text of the last message I preached before my transfiguration. At the time I preached this message, I had little locational knowledge of this yonder I find me. And on the day I preached this message, I vehemently instilled untimely death-fear in the heart of those brethren still indulging in secret sins. However, with the spirit knowledge I have now — after I departed from the flesh, I realized the message I preached then was trepidatory to the extent some Saints(still in the flesh) were terrified by the fear of death, just the same way Sinners were. [This can only mean the righteous do not perceive the gain available in death for them]. Don’t get me wrong: I am not saying preaching a message that instil godly fear — which worketh repentance — in the heart of sinners is wrong. I am only saying the righteous should not perceive the sudden death of a saint as a loss; rather they should perceive this as gain to the Kingdom of God. Death only tries to portray itself as an unseen idol to be feared and revered. Perhaps it is permitted to do so amidst sinners; but never amidst the children of the Most High God. Hence, don’t allow it trouble you!

1 Corinthians 15:55 – 57 KJV
“O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?….But thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ”.

As a child of God, we are to be unfazed by death’s empty threat; and as a true Christian, who daily works out his salvation in holiness, death is a win-win situation for you. It is far better to be in the spirit, reigning in the beauty of heaven, than to be in the flesh where the lust of the flesh is perpetually warring against holy living — (holiness: without which no man can see God).

Beloved this again I write to you, as I have written to you in time past, to remind you of Prophet Isaiah’s message about the righteous that perisheth, and no man lay it to heart, none considering that they are being saved/taken away from the evil to come. Isaiah 57:1-2.
Perhaps they might fall, or are not able forbear the evil to come, thereby forsake their love for God.
In this Pilgrim’s journey, death isn’t the end, we only get transformed to access the gateway to our eternal home. Therefore Brethren, sorrow not, weep profusely no more as ye have been doing in time past over a dead Saint. I say this to you once again: “for me to live (in the flesh) is Christ, and to die is gain ” Philippians 1:21 KJV.
I look forward to receiving you joyfully after your race ends on earth. Salute all Saints in the flesh with brotherly love.

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  1. Wow! Great insight on reshaping our perception of death and eternity. I believe that was why Apostle told us that “If our hope is only on this earth, then we are most miserable of all men (1 Cor 15:19)”. I believe the chaos and troubles of this world is meant to create an inherent craving for the Glorious home behind the earthly door. I will see you there!

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