Chapter 4 - Christ's Visit to me in the Teaching Hospital

The devil had told his cohort in their emergency

meeting in hell that they should pursue and attack

me in order to remove the message the Lord gave me for the world. He told them if they could, they should kill me. Truly I saw this in reality. I was involved in a ghastly accident and have experienced many kinds of satanic attacks.

My Right Leg Became Paralyzed

The one I am going to present here concerns the paralysis of my right leg which happened in the second week of October, 2003, about six months after my visits to heaven and hell. The Monday of this week, after my personal time with God, I went to attend lectures. I sat on a bench with one of my friends. I removed my notebook and placed it on the table to take notes. The hall was a big one and only that friend and I sat on that bench. To my surprise, that notebook could not be seen again. I asked him of the notebook I kept on the table before us and he said he did not know anything about it. I did not believe him because nobody had come to where we were sitting. I asked him to check his bag. He did so and did not see it. Then I perceived it was a spiritual battle.

We were fully loaded with lectures and practical. I had been busy all this while and did not have time to pray over this mysterious happening. After practical at about 5.00 pm I went straight to the fellowship. Twenty minutes after I was seated in the hall, as activities went on, I felt like vomiting. I went out and vomited blood and some fluid. I cleaned up myself and returned to the hall and sat down. Not up to twenty minutes later I felt an electric shock and a sharp pain over me. Except that I exercised great control over myself I would have cried out loudly. The message was about starting. I tried to move my right leg, but there was no sensation on it at all. In fact it was as if I did not have a right leg. I tapped a friend sitting by me and said, "Something has happened to me. Please, go out and get me a stick." The brother, not knowing what had happened, went out and got a tiny stick for me. When I struggled to stand up with the support of that stick, it broke. Then the brethren knew that something terrible had happened to me. They came and carried me on the back to one of the fellowship apartments. When I was in this apartment, I saw the devil come with a spear to throw at me. I shouted, "Jesus!" He disappeared. The campus fellowship leaders who were praying for me heard me shouting, "Jesus," but they did not know what happened. I did not let them know about it either. They again came and backed me to my hostel. I thought the whole thing would be over that evening, but it did not happen so. The following day I could not go for my lectures. I could not eat because I had no appetite. I sat, thinking, `Does it now mean I will hence be using crutches or wheel chair?" I told myself that it would not be so. I did not blame God for my affliction at all.

James 5:10, 11
10 "Take, my brethren, the prophets, who have spoken in the name of the Lord, for an example of suffering affliction, and of patience.

11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy."

I Was Taken to the University Teaching Hospital

The brethren reasoned by evening of Tuesday that I should be taken to the University Teaching Hospital. My father was contacted by phone. The State Overseer of our church in my state of origin, Taraba, was informed of this incidence by phone. The Takum Region Overseer was informed. The Borno State Overseer was also told what was going on with me. Much prayer ascended to heaven for my deliverance. The brethren prayed violently. I know Satan suffered much torture through the prayers of the saints. When I was in the hospital I saw practical Christian love manifested towards me by the brethren. I enjoyed their love. My fellow students were bringing food, fruits, etc. for me. Thanks to God for such brotherly love.

John 13:34, 35

34 "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.

35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love for one another."

Hebrews 13:1-3

1 "Let brotherly love continue.

2 Be not forgetful to entertain strangers: for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.

3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body."

I was taken to the hospital around 1:00 am, Wednesday morning. The doctor on call was told of my condition. I was taken to the emergency unit for his examination. After he had examined me he told some of our fellowship leaders that he was confused and that he did not understand what was wrong with me. He told them to carry me back to the hostel. But the brethren pleaded with him to allow me there that night, since it was already late and there was no means of conveying me to the hostel; besides they hoped I would be given proper admission the following morning. He consented to their request.

Strange Behaviour of a Nurse in the Hospital

The following morning I was given proper admission and was taken to one of the units. At this time I was sitting on a wheel chair. The paralysed leg was stiff. Where I was taken to, a nurse was passing by and kicked the affected leg. I wondered at such act. A nurse kicking a sick patient in my condition! I determined to confront him when he returned. When he returned I said, "Sir, you passed this way and kicked my leg and did not apologize for it: is that how you treat your patients in the wards?" He became angry and said, "Why did you put your leg here?" He lifted up his foot and kicked the leg properly. "I have people in this hospital that will terminate your appoint-ment if I file your case," I warned him. We have brethren who are consultants in the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital where I was admitted. It dawned on me that the devil was at war with me. My elder brother was there caring for me. I told him I had seen satanic manipulation in the hospital and that he should carry me back to the hostel. He rejected my request and since I could not walk by myself, I remained still. I was given a bed where I laid.

1 Peter 5:7-11

7 "Casting all your care upon him; for He careth for you.

8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour:

9 Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished by your brethren that are in the world.

10 But the God of all grace, who had called us unto His eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

11 To Him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen."

Efforts of Doctors in the Hospital

About thirteen doctors came to carry out a team investiga-tion on me to find out the cause of the paralysis. They carried out various tests but could not arrive at a definite cause. They had nothing to say to be the cause of my leg being paralysed. The last day they came they gave the suggestion that I should be taken to radiology department so that the leg could be exercised and with the help of a walking stick it might be restored. They also directed that I should have brain scanning that might help to ascertain the cause of the paralysis. The cost of this brain scanning was about fifteen thousand Naira. People flocked in to my ward to visit and comfort me. The people in the ward wondered who I was that was so loved and cared for by many people. Our state campus coordinator also came to comfort me. The Lord indeed decided to honour me in the sight of the people in the hospital.

Psalm 91:14-16

14 "Because he hath set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known My name.

15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him : I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.

16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him My salvation."

Jesus Came to the Hospital and Healed Me

Now when I discovered that the doctors were not clear of what was the cause and that much money had been spent already on me I was provoked to seek the face of the Lord. It was around 1.00 pm. I prayed and said, "God, I did not call myself into your service; You called me into it." I went into singing hymns and songs. One of the songs I sang goes thus:

When you are in need Call on Jesus

He has the power to lift you up

When you are in need,

Please, call on Jesus

He has the power to lift you up

When you are in need

Call on Jesus

He has the power to lift you up

Because He answers

When I call upon his name

He will hear, He will hear,

When I call upon His name

He will hear.

I did not pray much. I was singing and worshipping God and giving Him thanks. I closed the apartment to my bed. While in the spirit of worship, I saw that somebody opened my apartment and walked in to me. He came in with a right leg, a liver and a heart in his hands. I wiped my eyes for a proper view of what I was seeing, wondering whether I was seeing something real. He said to me,

"I am JESUS. I came in response to the prayers of believers for you."

Before I knew what, He had carried out an operation on me. The bad leg was removed and the new leg was fixed into my body. I did not feel the slightest pain. Praise the Lord! This was done in the shortest time.

Hebrews 13:8

"Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and today, and for ever."

The Forces of Darkness Against Me

Jesus asked me,

"Do you know the forces of darkness contending against you?"

I said, "No, I don't." He said,

"Look at them."

My eyes got opened. I saw some personalities in a dark place, as if in a hall. Their leader stood up and said,

"That their pastor we must deal with him. The entire church is taking a new move towards holiness. We must make sure we win this battle."

They all shouted, "Yea, we must win!" He continued,

"We must make sure we kill this boy and stop him from making all that noise he is making. We must silence this boy."

Ephesians 6:12

"For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world,

against spiritual wickedness in high places."

Luke 22:31, 32

31 "And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat:

32 But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not: and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren."

The Authority of the Name of Jesus

Then Jesus asked me,

"Do you know the authority of My name? Mention it and see what will happen."

Since I had recovered, I sat down and prepared myself properly to mention that name. I shouted "JESUS!" When I mentioned the name of Jesus, there was an immediate reaction. In fact it was like a bomb was thrown into their midst. Smoke covered the place where they were gathered. They scattered and fled. Then Jesus said,

"That is the authority and power of my name."

Philippians 2:9-11

9 "Wherefore God also hath highly exalted Him, and given Him a name which is above every name:

10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."

Further Heavenly Revelation Given to Me by Jesus

After this Jesus said,

"Believers are sleeping. The trumpet would have sounded, except that I pleaded with My Father. This is because many people are going to hell. Believers are careless about their lives."

2 Peter 3:9

"The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

Jesus told me this in tears,

"Even workers are going about without doing restitution. I have made up My mind from the ages that no sin will enter heaven.

Acts 24: 16

"And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men."

Matthew 5:23, 24

23 "Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;

24 Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift."

Jesus continued,

"My coming is at hand. I don't know when I shall come. It may be soon, I don't know. But if you don't see Me appear today, then it may be tomorrow. Live with the expectation of My appearing daily. Be careful with your life. Never allow sin into your life. Live as a Christian. Don't live like others, live as a Christian. Others may be saying other things, but know surely that without holiness no man shall see the Lord."

Mark 13:32-37

32 "But of that day and that hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels which are in heaven, neither the Son, but the Father.

33 Take ye heed, watch and pray: for ye know not when the time is.

34 For the Son of man is as a man taking a far journey, who left his house, and gave authority to his servants, and to every man his work, and commanded the porter to watch.

35 Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning:

36 Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping.

37 And what I say unto you, I say unto all, watch."

Jesus again said,

"I will show you once again what is happening."

All of a sudden my eyes opened and I saw two angels with books before them. In their front I saw a line of believers who had died on earth and were awaiting the final word from the angels. Jesus said,

"Hear this very well."

1. A Believer was Denied Heaven on Account of Malice

The first person came before the angels. One of the angels shook his head when he opened the book of record. This man's record showed that he kept malice in his heart against someone. The angels told him he was living in malice and for that reason he would not enter heaven.

Colossians 3:13

"Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye."

1 John 3:15

"Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him."

Matthew 18:15-17

15 "Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.

16 But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.

17 And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican."

2. A Believer With Clean Records Entered Heaven With

Great Joy

The second person came before the angels. The angels smiled and told him his record was clean and that he was free to enter into heaven. This man jumped through the pearly gate with great joy. Others who were still on the line behind him were shivering in fear.

2 Peter 1:5-11

5 "And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall never be barren or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things ye shall never fall:

11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."

Matthew 25:21
"His lord said unto him, Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: enter thou into the joy of thy lord."

3. A Believer Was Denied Heaven on Account of

Fornication

The third person came before the angel. When he looked at his record he frowned at him and shook his head. This man's record showed that he was living in fornication. He could not enter heaven.

1 Corinthians 6:9, 10

9 "Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God."

4. Another Believer was Denied Heaven on Account of

Fornication

The fourth person came before the angel. His record showed that he was living in fornication. He could not enter heaven.

Ephesians 5:3
"But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetous-ness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints."

5. A Believer Was Denied Heaven on Account of

Divorce and Remarriage

The fifth man divorced his wife and married another woman. When he came before the angel he told him that in heaven they knew him as an adulterer and that no adulterer can enter heaven.

Mark 10:11, 12

11 "And He said unto them, Whosoever shall put away his wife, and marry another, committeth adultery against her.

12 And if a woman shall put away her husband, and be married to another, she committeth adultery."

Romans 7:2, 3
2 "For the woman which hath an husband is bound by the law to her husband so long as he liveth; but if the husband be dead, she is loosed from the law of her husband.

3 So then if, while her husband liveth, she be married to another man, she shall be called an adulteress: but if her husband be dead, she is free from that law; so that she is no adulteress, though she be married to another man."

1 Corinthians 7:10, 11

10 "And unto the married I command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband:

11 But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife."

6. A Believer Was Denied Heaven on Account of Lying

The sixth person came before the angels. One of the angels looked through his record and told him that he was a liar and that no liar can enter heaven.

Proverbs 6:16-19

16 "These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto Him:

17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,

18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,

19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."

Revelation 21:8

"But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death."

7. A Believer Was Denied Heaven Because He Willfully

Refused to do Restitution

The seventh person came before the angels. One of the angels looked through the book of record and told him that there was a restitution he was supposed to do when he was alive on earth. But since he deliberately refused to do it, he could not enter heaven.

Ezekiel 33:14-16

14 "Again, when I say unto the wicked, Thou shalt surely die; if he turn from his sin, and do that which is lawful and right;

15 If the wicked restore the pledge, give again that he hath robbed, walk in the statutes of life, without committing iniquity; he shall surely live, he shall not die.

16 None of his sins that he hath committed shall be mentioned unto him: he hath done that which is lawful and right; he shall surely live."

Genesis 20:1-18

3 "But God came to Abimelech in a dream by night, and said to him, Behold, thou art but a dead man, for the woman which thou hast taken; for she is a man's wife.

7 Now therefore restore the man his wife; for he is a prophet, and he shall pray for thee, and thou shalt live: and if thou restore her not, know thou that thou shalt surely die, thou, and all that are thine.

14 And Abimelech took sheep, and oxen, and menservants, and womenservants, and gave them unto Abraham, and restored him Sarah his wife."

Luke 19:7-10

7 "And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, That He was gone to be guest with a man that is a sinner.

8 And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord; Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.

9 And Jesus said unto him, This day is salvation come to this house, for as much as he also is a son of Abraham.

10 For the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost."

Jesus told me that the names of backsliders are being removed from the book of life and replaced with the names of new converts. He said many ministers and believers would be taken by surprise because of spiritual sleep and carelessness.

Luke 21:34-36

34 "And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares.

35 For as a snare shall it come on all them that dwell on the face of the whole earth.

36 Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man."

Jesus said,

"You have seen all these things because I love this generation. The devil prefers you to die than live. But I will be with you and stand by you. Remember John 16:33: `These things I have spoken unto you, that in Me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation; but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.' "

HE THAT HATH AN EAR, LET HIM HEAR.