Summary: No matter how long we stay here on earth, there is a place we are going to stay longer. No matter the enjoyment we have here, there is a place of eternal enjoyment, where all the parties in the world and everything they have as pleasure cannot match. Ther
THE ULTIMATE EVIL DESIRE
Dr. D. K. Olukoya
Wonderful God, we thank you for this message. We give you all the glory and all the honour, in Jesus’ name. Father Lord, minister to us through this message. Open our eyes in a new way. Thank you heavenly Father, in Jesus’ name. Amen.
Our message this week concerns everyone. No matter how long we stay here on earth, there is a place we are going to stay longer. No matter the enjoyment we have here, there is a place of eternal enjoyment, where all the parties in the world and everything they have as pleasure cannot match. There is a better country, whose foundation was not made with hands. No matter what you accumulate here on earth, one day, it would end. Even if it were a human being, one day, the person would die. Everything in this world has an end. Every man has a compulsory appointment with the Almighty. That is why all the children of God who are serious about their spiritual lives should be interested in knowing the survival strategies of the last days because already the word of David is coming to pass. It says, “How are the mighty fallen and the weapons of war perished.” A lot of mighty men and women of God are falling. Some have sold off the good things the Lord deposited into their lives in the lap of male and female Delilahs. A lot of churches have become cemeteries and the pastors are busy pouring water on dead bones every Sunday. It is very sad. The Lord showed me a vision in which I saw somebody preaching in the market place. But the interesting thing about the man preaching was that he was standing on the Bible, he was not reading it. He was standing on top of the Bible chanting incantations and people gathered and were listening to him. And the Lord said to me, “Son, this shall be more rampant in the last days. “The Lord showed a friend of mine the vision of hell fire and told him to go and warn His people not to come there because it is not meant for them. Any believer who goes there is trespassing.
Luke 22: 31 says, “And the Lord said, Simon, behold simon, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat; but I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not; and when thou art converted, strengthen thy brethren.” That is an example of evil desire, evil expectation, evil programme, evil prayer, evil plan and evil imagination. It means that the devil sat down, did his arithmetic and concluded that he must have Peter that he may sift him as wheat but the Lord had prayed for him. As far as the faith of Peter did not fail, there was no problem. The Lord went on to tell him that when he was converted, and had fully learned his lessons, he should strengthen his brethren. When you consider the process of sifting wheat, you would understand what the enemy wanted to do with Peter’s life. He wanted to trample upon Peter and make his life useless and demote his destiny. That was an evil desire.
The ultimate desire of the devil is to display Christians as trophies in hell fire. A certain woman said to her pastor on her deathbed, “Man of God, you have often spoken to me about Christ but you did not tell me enough about the implications of disobeying His commandments." But it was too late. A lot of people will blame their pastors for not telling them more about the eternal danger and about the fact that there is hell fire. Although the subject is not popular at all and is very unpleasant, it is more necessary than any other subject in the Bible. We need to always remind ourselves of the fact that hell fire is real. Some people treat any message that tells them about the end as a joke. But the Bible says that a day is coming when we shall all stand before God and give account of how we lived our lives.
The gates of hell are different from other gates. Most gates are used to keep people out of a place but the gates of hell are used to keep people in. It is unfortunate that most people think that all there is to life is to just come, work, marry, have certificates, acquire property, die, and go. No. Matthew 7: 13 – 14:“Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction. And many there be which go in thereat. Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” This shows that many people are far away from meeting the requirement of the Almighty. No wonder He says few there be that find it. But many are those who are travelling the wide way. When the Bible says that something is few, the percentage can be amazing. It is like what you see in the land of Egypt. 600,000 men walked out and only two were saved. Millions of people died during the flood of Noah and only few were saved. Even some animals got salvation where human beings failed to get. So, as a matter of fact, many church goers have to do a lot more than they are doing now if they would make heaven. Some people lose their blessings immediately the service closes. They get upset and begin to yell at people around them. Such people are not going to heaven. Many Christians are into fraudulent businesses and they look for pastors to give their tithes and to pray for them. The Bible says, “Few there be that find it.”