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Few years ago while I was in grad school in New York, the pastor of my local church asked the

congregation: If you know you'll go to heaven when you die, please raise up my hand?” I was the

only one who raised my hand and the rest worshippers burst into a derisive laughter. I was

incensed, because if really you're a born-again Christian, it is indeed stupid for you to be

debating whether you will make it to heaven or not. It's like a father or mother asking his/her

son/daughter; who is your father or mother and the son/daughter doesn't know what to say. In

that instance, it's either the son/daughter is a bastard or his/her paternity is in doubt. A

born-again Christian sanctified with the Holy Spirit that says he/she is not sure if he/she will

make it to heaven is either a fake, ignorant of what to be genuinely born-again, is suffering

from spiritual identity crisis, or dealing with serious issues which need to be resolved in

his/her Christian Walk. Why waste your time in church or playing church when you aren't sure of

making it to heaven? The Word of God Almighty is unambiguous and laconic on this issue: “Jesus

declared, "I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he (or she) is born

again,” (John 3: 3). And how does one become a born-again Christian? Romans 10: 9-10 “That if

you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from

the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and

it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” Then what is the proof of a person's

salvation after these two steps? Again, the Bible is to the point on this: “Therefore, there is

now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus because through Christ Jesus the law of

the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. For what the law was powerless to

do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness

of sinful man to be a sin offering. And so he condemned sin in sinful man, in order that the

righteous requirements of the law might be fully met in us, who do not live according to the

sinful nature but according to the Spirit. Those who live according to the sinful nature have

their minds set on what that nature desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit

have their minds set on what the Spirit desires. The mind of sinful man is death, but the mind

controlled by the Spirit is life and peace. The sinful mind is hostile to God. It does not

submit to God's law, nor can it do so. Those controlled by the sinful nature cannot please God.

You, however, are controlled not by the sinful nature but by the Spirit, if the Spirit of God

lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ

(emphases mine) (Romans 8: 1-9). Read the last verse 9 that I emphasize again.

No legitimate and true child of his/her parents doubts his/her paternity once the

Deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA results rendered 99.9 percent hereditary. The DNA of any born-again

Christian is the Holy Spirit, or as Apostle Paul disclosed in yet another proof of our

surefooted heavenwards: “In him we were also chosen having been predestined according to the

plan of him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of his will, in order that

we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of his glory. And you also

were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having

believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit

guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are God's possession--to the

praise of his glory” (Ephesians 1: 11-14). If you don't understand those Ephesians verses, then

go ask your landlord him why the leasing department collected a deposit from you before you

parked into your apartment. Or if you are still paying mortgage on your home, go to your bank or

mortgage company and ask them to explain why you were made to pay a down payment when you

purchased that home of yours. If you own your home, congratulations but can't understand the

Ephesians verses above, take a look at your purchased receipt and make sure the seller affixed

his/her company's seal on the document to authenticate the genuineness of the property

transactions. But unlike human beings, God Almighty can never lie, period (Numbers 23: 19; Titus

1: 2; Hebrews 6: 18). You belief first, then you see and experience the proof. It's the other

way round among people of the world; you see and belief but in the things of God, you belief

first and then you'll see the proof.


My heaven is sure-banker, no controversy. I don't need a pastor's proof, the opinion of another

human being, or my feelings or how I think. Satan cannot stop it, no demon or demons can nullify

it and the witch, wizard, warlock or psychic that will kibosh it has never been born. I am

Moshood Fayemiwo, yesterday, today, now and forever as long as I am still here physically. It is

not arrogance to say my entry to paradise is sealed, because Apostle Peter warned every

Christian to make sure of your calling and heavenly inheritance (2 Peter 1: 10). If you are a

Christian, you better make sure you'll make it to heaven before you leave this earth. No one

will enter into paradise in a somnambulistic fashion, according to the Bible. Abraham, Isaac,

Jacob, Joseph, Moses, Samuel, David, Hezekiah, Elijah, Elisha, Mathew, Luke, John, Peter, Jude,

James, Paul and other men and women of old knew when it was time for their departure and gave

their last words. No born-again, Holy Spirit-filed, and heaven-bound Christian dies in an

accident. Our citizenship is in the commonwealth of heaven (Philippians 3: 20). So also my

citizenship in heaven purchased for me by the Blood of My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ,

Hallelujah!

Now what will happen to those who have rejected the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ here on

earth while alive? Again, the Holy Bible is direct, unambiguous and off-pat on this: “For God

so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not

perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,

but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does

not believe stands condemned already because he has not believed in the name of God's one and

only Son,”(emphasis mine) (John 3: 15-16). Did you see those words I italicized? So it is not

how good, moral, kind, religious, zealous, smart, knowledgeable, rational, intelligent,

persuasive, well-intentioned, sweet man or woman, loving, generous, open-handed, popular,

civilized, broad-minded, a highly meticulous, a great thinker, such a nice person, genuine, a

great genius you are that is the requirement. That is a big, thick and unmistakable Line in the

sand right there. Either Heaven or Hell awaits each and every one of us and where each and

every one ends up after our brief sojourn here on earth is our individual decision. To make

heaven is a decision and not to go to hell is a choice. No one will make your choice for you but

you. God Almighty will not make that choice for you, neither Satan nor the demons but you.

Similarly, the Decision to Belief, Trust and invest your eternity into the Hands of Jesus Christ

is also yours and yours only. Nothing is complicated about believing in what God Almighty has

already done in sacrificing His Son on Calvary for you and I and through that sacrifice, blot

our sins out of His record. Consequently, it is not that people of the world cannot give their

lives to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord but do not want to give their lives to Jesus, period.

DOES HELL EXIST? I have been to mini-hell places here on earth both in Africa and hell here in

the United States of America. I have been to some of Nigeria's most notorious prisons; the

dreaded Adeniji Adele prison in central Lagos, the FIIB Alagbon Ikoyi seraglio on Lagos Island

and the most brutal of them all; the Directorate of Military Intelligence at Apapa outskirts of

Lagos. I wasn't imprisoned as a criminal but for saying the truth, for standing my ground and

maintaining my integrity, just as Apostle Peter said: “… it is better, if God should will it so,

that you suffer for doing what is right rather than for doing what is wrong” (1 Peter 3: 17).

(See links: http://www.cpj.org/imprisoned/1997/confirmed/Nigeria_imprisoned.html ;

http://spotonreporters.com/special-tribute-to-our-freedom-fighters-by-dele-momodu/


Through it all, I emerged victorious and saw the end of my traducers and evil doers, because

evil parades such a slender body, it soon wears itself out. The same persecution when I got here

in the United States. The woman I brought here as a wife from Nigeria concocted lies, called the

cops on me and boasted she would have me deported and disgraced, but because I am standing on

the Truth, all charges were dropped and dismissed even after I was sent to jail and emerged the

winner to the glory of God. When you bear witness to the truth and stand on God's integrity, no

matter the persecution, God Almighty would pull you through because, as the Psalmist says: “A

righteous man may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all,” (Psalm 34: 19)

and “Many are the woes of the wicked, but the LORD's unfailing love surrounds the man who trusts

in him,” (Psalm 32: 10).


But these mini-hells on earth are incomparable to the real hell fire that awaits those who have

rejected the Good News of God Almighty and Favor through the Death, Crucifixion and Resurrection

of His Only Begotten Son, Jesus Christ of Nazareth. It is amazing how irrelevant and unhelpful

many of the pursuits of life here on earth in our eternal destination. We pursue food, clothing

and shelter with vigor and uncanny monomaniacal commitment when in reality; these temporary and

fleetingly ephemeral pursuits and accomplishments will play no part in determining whether a

life ends in heaven or hell. No one will be able to plead with the Great Judge, Jesus Christ of

Nazareth that he/she should be allowed to enter paradise based on; your wealth, academic

accomplishments, the number of women/men you made love to here on earth; your political power;

the number of houses, cars, titles, academic degrees, children, your fame, earthly status and

popularity, etc. here in this temporary abode. The fact that we take none of these out of here

on death day confirms they are spiritually otiose and amount to nothing in eternity.

Here are seven basic truths each and every one of us will be confronted with the moment you

close your eyes here on earth (death) and open your eyes on the other side (the spiritual world)

namely: 1. Did you hear about Our Lord Jesus Christ (not religion or church you attended)? 2.

What did you do about Him: did you accept Him as your Lord and Savior? 3. If you didn't trust

and believe in Him, why would you want to enter His house: paradise? If on the other hand you

heard about Him and believe in Him while here, did you tell others about Him? 4. Did you obey

Him to do all that He asked you to do while you were here on earth? 5. Did you have fellowship

with Him, do His will after you have believed in Him and tell others about Him or did you live

your life for your selfish ends? 6. Can you point to anything that Satan and his demons have in

your possession? Is there anyone you have chosen not to forgive after the Holy Spirit pointed

this to you while alive? Did you bear hatred, malice, anger, bitterness and unforgiving attitude

against any one while here? 7. Are you awaiting a crown of life from your Savior for living for

Him while you were here on earth?


No matter your status here on earth right now, you will be confronted with these realities as

soon as you move to the other side. Your physical body will be rotten but your soul which

constitutes your will, emotions, intellect, memory, mind, and imagination will be alert and

working. Whether you like it or not, this Jesus Christ who you hate and do not want to hear

about Him here now will ask you these basic questions. You must decide what you want to do with

Jesus Christ right here on earth now; otherwise it will be too late once you pass on to other

side. Jesus Christ says He is the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father

except by and through Him. It's either this Jesus Christ is an impostor, a fraud, an asinine, a

fool, a deceiver and a racketeer or He is the Real Deal. He can't be both; either He is the Lord

or He is not. That is a Big Red Line in the Sand. Which side will you turn to: Right or Wrong?

The choice is up to you. But be sure of this; you will give an account and hell fire awaits

those who have spurned His Saving and Loving Grace.


If there is no hell where those who refused to repent of their disobedience to God Almighty

would be punished and would not be made to account for their disobedience, then there won't be

heaven either. If there is no hell, then dictators like Benito Mussolini, Josef Stalin, Idi Amin

Dada, Adolf Hitler, Sani Abacha, Mobutu Sesezeko, Pol Pot, Samuel Doe, Jean Bedel-Bokassa,

Muamar Gadhafi, Ferdinand Marcos, Papa Doc Duvalier, Nicolai Ceausescu, Kim Jong II, Mao Zedong

and the rest dictators of the world would go unpunished, in spite of the woes, calamities,

tears, sorrows, blood, carnage and other atrocities they committed. The Khmer Rouge of Cambodia

will laugh it away, the more than one million Tutsi souls slaughtered by the Hutus during the

Rwandan Genocide of 1994/1995 would have died in vain and God Almighty would have to apologize

for bringing the Deluge on earth during Noah's days and for destroying Sodom and Gomorrah.


I haven't read anywhere in the Holy Bible-I have been reading and studying God's Words now for

20 years- that He will throw those who disobey Him into eternal punishment in Hell. He created

Hell for Satan and his rebellious spirits. Hell was not created for human beings but those

human beings and plenty of them have been walking into that horrible place of their own

volition, because of disobedience too-the same thing that got Lucifer a.k.a Satan and his

angels' a.k.a demons into trouble as well. God Almighty is a Loving and Compassionate Father to

all His creation but there are plenty of human beings today who are not loving and compassionate

to this Godly Father; they hate God and can't stand Him thus it may be impossible for these

God-haters to co-habit with God in His Abode-heavens. Because God loves, far be it from Him to

compel any of His creation to love Him in return so He has created a place for Satan and those

who follow him to do their thing the way they want. No qualms but God said He will not be in

that place. I think that is fair, or what do you think? But that is not fair, someone may say,

but really? Then love God and obey Him! That is fair enough or why should God Almighty be forced

to live with anyone who hates and disobeys Him? Will you?


You see, I had the privilege of interceding on behalf of a young lad who was having issues with

his parents and was thrown out of the house few years ago. When we got to the parents, they

explained they loved their son and have given him all material comforts expected of them as

loving parents but the problem with the 17-year old is that he wanted to do things his way. “I

can't tolerate him having his way in my house. If he wants to stay here, he has to obey our

rules otherwise he should go and get his own house and live the ways he likes but as long as he

wants to stay here, he must live according to our rules, that is all, “his father said. The

young man got the message.

Now as to whether the right punishment is commensurate with the crime punishment, then one

should also argue why certain crimes committed by human beings deserve or merit the punishment.

On the positive side, attorneys/lawyer argue for what, in legal parlance is called, “quantum

meruit,” in making a case for deserving remuneration commensurate with services rendered. Why

does our justice system send a rapist, for instance, to 30 years in prison and not argue that

after all, the rapist only spent about few minutes while committing the act? Or why send

someone who committed a white collar-crime that bilked 300 victims of millions of dollars it

took them cumulative 100 years to amass to only 20 years imprisonment? On the other hand, why

should society allow someone to live on a Bachelor's degree it took him or her only four years

to receive and not make it mandatory every Bachelor's degree holder must defend the degree

yearly? I think anyone denying the existence of hell fire in the hereafter should advocate for

changes in these human arrangement first before denouncing God Almighty for creating hell fire

for Satan and his demons and allowing disobedient human beings to go to that horrible place.

Every human being deserves to go to that horrible place, including me because I was also

disobedient to God Almighty before and didn't want to be told what to do and how to live my

life. But at a certain stage in my past, I realized if I continued the way I was living, I would

end up with Satan and his disobedient demons in Hell so I had a change of heart. Instead of me

blaming God Almighty for my disobedience and stubbornness of heart, I agreed with Him in all

things and asked His Son to change me and since then I have never looked back. I am not perfect

but I hang unto Jesus Christ who is perfect and I will enter heaven under His wings because I

trust, believe and have faith in Him. The righteousness of Jesus Christ is mine; His faith is

mine, His obedience is mine, and because He has the keys of Heaven and Hell and since I have

chosen Him here now as my Lord, Savior and Father and I am obedient to Him and Love Him as well,

I know He will not open the gates of hell for me rather the gates to heaven/paradise. I will not

argue with Him whether it is appropriate or serve the cause of Eternal Justice for me or anyone

to spend a day or 100milion years in hell for living for just 21, 80 or 99 years of earthly

disobedience for, to be frank with, I don't want to stay even for a nanosecond in that horrible

place called hell. How about you dear reader? Again and finally, the choice is yours.

Next Week: Now that we are done with the earthly and hellish kingdom of Satan and his minions;

we shall begin with the Awesome Kingdom of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ next week. Who is

God Almighty? How can Jesus Christ be God and then His Son at the same time? How were angels

created? How exactly does heaven look like? These and many more as revealed by the Holy Spirit

will begin next week and beyond. You don't want to miss any of the series. If truly heaven is

our home for eternity as redeemed souls, surely the Holy Bible should give us a peep into our

permanent home. Yes, God Almighty as a Loving and Merciful Father has given us some snippets in

His Word.
WORLD PROPHECY:
This is huge! Something of global importance, an earth-shattering event and a cosmic occurrence

is in the offing in the world. I don't know what it is but the Holy Bible has predicted it and

we shall all see it with our very eyes soon. This event is part of end-time prophecy and it's

about to take place very, very soon in the next 12 to 24 months. I don't know what it is; I

repeat again, I wasn't shown what it is but again, it's HUGE. The whole world will be shocked;

from the rising of the sun to the setting of the sun; from the East to the West; from the South

to the North, the planet earth is about to witness a catastrophic event. The Divine Hand of God

Almighty, the Creator of the heavens and the universe, Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ is about

to intervene in the affairs of humanity. The world media, the commentariat, the scientists, the

astrologers, the men and women of earthly wisdom and their ilk will be talking their heads out

but will not be able to explain but those who know the True God will be unshaken and

unperturbed. What is it? I wasn't shown but was only told (Luke 21:11 & 25).

ISSUES OF THE WEEK:
I don't usually do this, because of professional netiquettes as a columnist, but when I know

fully well these are monumental blessings from the Good Lord that I serve, I boast in the power

of His Glory, because He says He will make a distinction between those who serve Him and those

who hate Him (Exodus 8: 23; 20: 1-6). In the entire history of the Fayemiwo of Owo, Ondo State,

western Nigeria, Africa; the Good Lord Almighty has made me the head and not the tail and the

rejected stone is today the cornerstone. When I left Nigeria in the 1990s with my entire family

for the United States, I opened opportunities for anyone bearing the name Fayemiwo as some of my

cousins used the opportunity of the reputation, hard work and professional integrity I

demonstrated with the name Moshood Fayemiwo and were able to come here. I thank God for being

the pioneer of opening vistas of opportunities for our family. Now God Almighty is doing more.

Last week, the first Fayemiwo anywhere in the world entered into the American history as a

member of the United States Marine Corps. I passed the touch to a new generation of the Fayemiwo

family to take this name to higher level across the world as my second son graduated cum laude

from the U.S Marine Corps at Parris Island, Beaufort, South Carolina last week. My wife, Margie

and I were there for three days to witness this historic occasion with other American parents.

This is an elite unit that is responsible for protecting the freedom of the citizens of the

greatest nation on earth: the United States of America. It is an avenue to obtain the best

education anywhere in the world, the best military training on earth and leave a legacy for

generations to come.


What is the big deal in being a member of the United States Marines Corps? This is a big deal in

the sense that, not ordinary US citizen can be enlisted. For starters; your mental and

intellectual competences must be sound, you must be smart and intelligent; your health condition

must be superb, you must not display any iota error of judgment, and irresponsibility is not an

option. It is not always you see the leadership qualities of young boys and girls developed

early in their lives and molding them into responsible adults and patriotic citizens of the most

powerful nation on earth. When my family made the decision to send one of our sons to the U.S

Marines, we were conscious of the opportunities the United States opened for us in this land of

abundant opportunities, privileges and power. This is the minimum we can demonstrate our

appreciation to a great country where dreams are still being actualized and if you play by the

rules, work hard and channel all your natural endowments toward success, as President Obama once

said, you will achieve all your goals. Only in America transplanted families chased out of their

motherlands come and achieve success. I thank our son for not disappointing. The recruitment was

rigorous, the examinations were strict and many were called but only few were chosen.

Congratulations son for doing the Fayemiwo of America and anywhere in the world proud. You're

blazing a trail and making history. We're happy for you! I've passed the touch to you from

Africa and now, the Fayemiwo name is a global name outside the provincial cocoon of Africa.

Letters of the Week:
Your knowledge about African tradition is very low, you have to study more, you have been

deceived by Christianity, the real Satan is Christianity and Islam…” Mr. Ibifemi Salem.

Dear Mr. Saleem, I do not know where you're based and what you do for a living. I know people

who are knowledgeable do not masquerade their identity. As for knowledge, may I not desire any

knowledge outside the wisdom from God Almighty revealed in His Book; the Holy Bible.

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Dear Brother Moshood,
I stumbled on your writings on Nigeriaworld.com. These articles are good. Please know that they

are being read. May I encourage you to keep the flag flying in the name of our kinsman Redeemer,

the Lord Jesus Christ. All blessing…Mr. Isaac Ademoroti, United Kingdom.

Thank you, fellow brother. I am happy to hear about this but will be happier of readers do not

just read these articles but do what the articles say according to the Word of Life, the Hoy

Bible. Once again, thanks for the encouragement.
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Pastor, thanks for providing insights into Nigeria leaders' depravity that is hardly talked

about, but let's not accuse people of being witches like “My late father's aunt is a witch of

the highest order”. I think it has caused too many problems in the Nigerian family. God bless

your effort sir….Dave via email. (Personal email is not displayed)

Thanks Mr. Dave. I did not make an allegation; I stated the fact as revealed to me by the Holy

Spirit. I called out my father's aunt who is a witch, because she'll soon die and, if she

doesn't repent, she'll end up in that horrible place known as hell fire. You haven't read

anything about the names of people I have called out dabbling in witchcraft and demonological

activities until you read my forthcoming book: “The Kingdom of Satan Exposed: Activities of

Principalities And Demons In Our World Today,” coming out in the summer. The witch that will use

any craft on me is yet to be born so I fear no one, including this aunt of mine who I referenced

last week. She has committed many atrocities in my father's family and now is the time to tell

her pointblank the hell fire waiting for her as she reaches the period of her earthly existence.

Perhaps, she can repent.
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Hello my brother in Christ. Your articles are very insightful. Please keep up the good work---Dr

Richard A. Obisanya Ph.D., Principal 4000 Barranca Parkway Suite 250 | Irvine, CA 92604

Thanks Dr Obisanya for your kind words and encouragement. Continue to pray for us and remain

blessed in the Mighty Name of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

*Dr Fayemiwo is author, publisher & CEO, Alternative Lifestyle Communication, DBA and an adjunct

lecturer in African History & Media Studies at the City Colleges of Chicago in Illinois, USA.

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