How mysteriously I was led to Christ

It was a fellow student at the Federal School of Science Lagos Nigeria, that inspired me to receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior in May 1970. The Federal School of Science was two years beyond the high school, that prepared students to take the London University Advanced Level Examination, commonly called the A-Levels. The name of the student whom God used to bring me to receive Jesus as my Lord and Savior was called Dinma Fiberesima, who later became an ophthalmologist. I heard him so passionately preach Christ, and talking about salvation through Him alone, and none else. I had never heard the Gospel message in this way before. This was new. A breath of fresh air from the throne of God in Heaven. “But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled. Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,” Acts 3:18-19. You risk going to hell, if you worship another God outside the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no other God besides Jesus Christ, though the Devil would make you believe there are others, such as Allah, the God of the Muslims. All other Gods apart from Jesus are ropes of sand as evangelist Charles H. Spurgeon very correctly said. And Charles Blondin the all-time wonderful rope walker, also knows that all other Gods apart from Christ, are ropes of sand. And you can not get to the Father through ropes of sand without falling into the abyss and being destroyed. And only through Jesus you can get to the Father safe and secure, the only Way. Do not be part of the ungodly, those who reject Christ as their God, Lord and Savior, and worship the Devil. It is written, “Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgement, Nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous. For the LORD knows the way of the righteous— His Only Begotten Son Jesus Christ our Lord. But the way of the ungodly shall perish.” Psalm 1:5-6. If one worships another God, outside of Christ, he is ungodly and therefore the wrath of God abides in him until he is destroyed in Hell. “We exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of Jesus Christ, the God Incarnate of Nazareth, in all things for the joy of all peoples,” Evangelist Dr. John Piper rightly states. Christ is infinitely superior to Allah and Mohammad, being their Creator, and Who also can destroy them at will. And no Muslim is able to place a fatwa on Christ without being incinerated by Him in a matter of seconds. Allah and Mohammad together cannot withstand the power of Christ, the Lord of Hosts. Isaiah 29:6 metes out their punishment by the hand of Christ the Lord of Hosts, “You will be punished by the Lord of Hosts, With thunder and earthquake and great noise, With storm and tempest and the flame of devouring fire.” And the Roman Catholic’s claim that “Mary”, a creature of Christ, exercise dominion over Christ and the Father. For the Anglicans who embrace the Roman Catholic theology fully, Christ and the Father exist only to do “Mary’s” bidding in the heavens. “We have no doctrine of our own – we only possess the Catholic doctrine of the Catholic Church enshrined in the Catholic creeds and those creeds we hold without addition or diminution.” — from Archbishop Geoffrey Fisher of Canterbury. This means that whatever fate befalls the Roman Catholics on the Day of Judgement, also befalls the Anglo-Catholics. I am so shocked and ashamed to know that Anglo-Catholicism has no spine of it’s own! The religion of the Roman Catholics is Chrislam, Mary worship (Mariolatry), Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism, etc, not looking unto Jesus exclusively as the Author and the Finisher of the Christian’s Faith. “From Pope Francis’ ecumenical relativism: Pope Francis says all major religions lead to God.” Pope Francis has no guard rails that restrict him from denouncing Christ as the only Way, the Truth, and the Life that leads to God! The only legacy Pope Francis wants to leave behind, is to assure leaders of these religions: Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Druidism, Jainism, Shintoism, etc, that the Roman Catholics worship the same God with them, provided that, that God is not Christ! But Pope Francis is not smart. These religions including Roman Catholicism will all perish, since these religions do not see Jesus as the Only True God to be worshiped, lacking the blood of Jesus which He shed on the Cross to purify them, and atone for their sins, making it possible for them to have eternal existence with God in Heaven. The purpose of Christ the God of Salvation coming down from Heaven, was to free the Devil’s prisoners in these religions. And now the freed prisoners can make up their minds to reject or receive Christ for their salvation, according to their own will, with no force from Christ. “Through the tender mercy of our God, With which the Dayspring from on high has visited us; To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death,
To guide our feet into the way of peace.” Luke 1:78-79.

At once, I wanted to preach Christ like Fiberesima, the student through whom God led me to receive Christ. I went closer to him and asked him, how I could have the gift like he had, to preach Him. But it was not that easy the way I thought. Romans 10:14-15 says: “How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? And how shall they preach unless they are sent?”

No one can preach Christ if they have not believed in Him. And they need a preacher, an Evangelist, to tell them about His saving grace. Then after they are saved from condemnation by receiving Him as Lord and Savior, He equips them with the Holy Spirit to go and preach Him. In the words of Christ: “Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you: but tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high.” Luke 24:49. The power Jesus is talking about is the Holy Spirit. It is ridiculous and profoundly foolish for the Muslims and the Roman Anglo-Catholics to believe, that the Holy Spirit is Mohammad himself Whom Christ sends from Heaven to equip His people to preach Him!

Fiberesima told me that he got the gift to preach Christ after He received Christ through an English evangelist. I asked him the name of the Evangelist. He told me that his name was Dr. Anthony Wilmot. I asked him how I could meet the evangelist myself, so that I could hear him preach Christ. He told me he would be coming for another crusade on campus on the 10th of May. He even told me the time of his coming. Also, the building and the hall in which the preaching would take place. I most joyfully wrote down everything he told me.

Before the arrival of Dr. Wilmot to the school, I visited the building and the hall as many times as I could. My mind was totally fixated on the Crusade, so that I could hear the Gospel of salvation through Christ alone, firsthand from Dr. Wilmot.

When the day came for the event, I went to the designated location earlier than the appointed time. Nobody had come when I got there. I chose a seat and sat where I could both see the evangelist and hear him very well. At the exact scheduled time he came into the hall in the company of many students. Among them were some he had earlier helped to convert to Christ. Others were like me, who had come to hear the Gospel for the first time.

Fiberesima led the evangelist to his seat at the front table. My seat was very close to the table. I had earlier planned for it that way. I could not be happier! He was introduced to the audience by the student evangelist, Dinma Fiberesima. We gave him sustained rounds of applause. After that, he said a prayer and introduced himself. He was tall and well dressed, and spoke in deep British accent.

Dr. Anthony Wilmot said that he was from England. He also told us that he did graduate studies in Medieval Literature at Oxford University, under a professor C.S. Lewis. According to him, C.S. Lewis was a very brilliant scholar, but was an agnostic. He did not believe that the human mind could understand or perceive who God is, the Creator of all things. He had serious doubts about the existence of a Supreme Being. He failed to understand that it is Jesus Christ Who is the God he was searching for.

God had come in the flesh by Jesus Christ. “Philip said to Him [Christ], “Lord show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; So how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?” John 14:8-9. Also in John 10:30, Jesus makes it clear that He and the Father are One and the same God. “I and my Father are One,” making the Jews to accuse Him as a blasphemer and therefore targeted Him to be killed.

C.S. Lewis at last found who God is, the Lord Jesus Christ, when he surrendered his life to Him. The agnostic or any other person, will not perceive or see God in their being, unless they surrender their lives to Christ as their Lord and Savior.  The experience is instant! This was what happened to me when I received Him as my Lord and Savior. You do not have to wait for any length of time. Simply ask Christ to indwell you as your God, King, Lord, and Savior from sin, and you are made right with God to inhabit Heaven.

Dr. Wilmot’s message centered on sin and salvation in Christ. On sin he said, the entire human race is a captive of sin. And that sin is disobeying the will of God. The will of God according to him, is found in the Ten Commandments in both the Jewish and Christian Bible. These commandments were given by God to Moses for all mankind to cherish and keep. The commandments show us how to walk in His ways, to honor and reverence Him. Also they show us how we can live with one another in love, peace, and harmony. This is pleasing to God.

God demands from us a strict performance of these holy laws, without breaking one of them! But man is unable to keep them perfectly. Only Christ the Second Adam on behalf of the human race kept the Law perfectly. “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” Romans 3:23. Every member of the human family must receive Christ as their Lord and Savior, so that God could credit them as having kept the Law perfectly just like Christ His Son did. This is called the Grace of God. Anyone who refuses the Father’s order will become the dregs or the rejects that go into the Lake of Fire. The Roman Catholics who seek one world religion and the so-called Evangelicals who have signed the accord “Evangelicals and Catholics Together” in 1994 will all be cast into the Lake of Fire.

In order to put us back into His favor, God needed an appeasement or an appropriate sacrifice from us to make that atonement possible. This was where Christ came to our help, to offer that appeasement on our behalf. And this was well pleasing to the Father. He would never have accepted any other offer apart from Christ being sacrificed for our sins. This is because the Father is Christ and Christ is the Father in all things — in power, glory and majesty. Christ was the very perfect match for the Father’s liking or pleasure! Thus says the Father, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Amen. Matthew 3:17.

Jesus first broached the news about Himself becoming a ransom for our sins in Mark 10:45 saying, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His Life a ransom for many.” Also, the witness is borne for His ransom in 1st Timothy 2:5-6. “For there is one God and One Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.” And for those of us who are saved by His ransom we now testify with the utmost gratitude to Him!

God canceled all the sins which we committed against Him, because Christ allowed Himself to be made the victim for our propitiation, on the cross. Sin is expunged from our records. We are reconciled to the Father and are granted eternal life through Him. “For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23. We receive eternal life when we surrender our lives to Christ. This means that we are rewarded with Heaven where God the Father and Christ live and reign forever and ever. Hell is where the damned go. They willfully rejected Christ as their God and Savior in their lifetime. They decided to get stuck with their false gods and their false religions instead!

God has carried out His gracious promise that He would deliver us from the power of death, the grave, and hell, long ago prophesied in the book of the prophet Hosea. “I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death. O Death, I will be your plagues! O Grave, I will be your destruction! Pity is hidden from my eyes,” says the LORD. Hosea 13:14.

Christ canceled the debt of sin we owed the Father. His death in our place on the cross made this possible. We are put back into God’s favor, propitiated. Everybody gets this favor when we receive Christ as our Lord and Savior. There is no discrimination from whatever background we may come from, racial or religious.

God told Adam in the Garden of Eden, that he would die if he ate a particular fruit he was told not to eat. “And the LORD commanded the man saying, “Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat it, you shall surely die.”” Genesis 2:16-17. God’s word does not change when He speaks, just like the blessings he spoke for Shadrach Ere that cannot change! Adam did die, when he disobeyed God in favor of Satan’s word. “So all the days that Adam lived were 930 years; and he died.” Genesis 5:5.

God created Adam to live forever and ever with Him. But this did not happen since he was cursed to die. And he died. This curse of death also followed Adam’s offspring. It would remain in place until Christ comes in bodily form and turns it around, according to the plan of God. “And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the Cross.” Philipians 2:8. And Christ did die to change our fate.

Christ was put to death on a large wooden cross by Roman soldiers. Giant nails were driven through His hands and His feet to secure Him on the cross. This was done on flat ground. After that the cross was lifted up and staked to the ground, with His head facing upwards. He was then left slowly to die in the open air, with pains most excruciating. The crosses of two criminals were also staked beside His, one on the left and the other on the right. This fulfils the prophecy in Isaiah 53:9 saying, “And they made His grave with the wicked – But with the rich at His death because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit found in His mouth.”

Large crowds of people witnessed the brutal execution. His enemies especially the religious Jews, who accused Him of sedition against the powers of Rome, were very happy. But others especially women, and those who had tasted of His goodness, were filled with heavy sorrow. His beloved mother Mary, was pierced with a sword in her heart just as was prophesied to her by Simeon the prophet: “…Yes, a sword will piece through your own soul also, that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” Luke 2:35.

He was innocent. The Jews accused Him of sedition against the Roman government, in order to facilitate His crucifixion. But even Pontius Pilate the Roman military governor, could not substantiate the treasonable charges brought up against Him. Pilate said to the Jews, “I find no fault in Him at all.” John 18:38. But he had to go along with the Jewish establishment. He could have been seen by them as one condoning “the hostile activism” of Christ against the Roman government.

The Jews told Pilate that Christ proclaimed Himself as the King of the Jews. Pilate asked Him at the tribunal if the allegation was true. Christ said it was true. But He did not advocate secession from Rome. He did not seek an independent Jewish nation where He could be crowned King! This is derogatory to the majesty of Christ. He is the King Eternal of both Heaven and Earth! Also He is the King of Israel anointed by the Father ever before the foundation of the world. The angel Gabriel had earlier told this to the Virgin Mary, through whom He was born. The angel told her: “He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His Kingdom there will be no end.” Luke 1:32-33.

Because He did not deny the truth, that He was the King of the Jews, the Jewish establishment saw this as an opportunity to accuse Him. They testified before Pilate that He was stirring up an insurrection against the government of Rome. This they knew very well would land Him the death penalty by crucifixion. This is treason in the eye of the law, a bogus charge! Pilate could not dismiss this charge since the Jews made this their rallying cry. He could be seen as Caesars enemy if He did not take action to combat it. “If you let this man go, you are not Caesar’s friend. Whoever makes himself a king speaks against Caesar,” the Jews reminded Pilate. John 19:12. But deep down in his heart, Pilate knew that the charges against Christ were all trumped-up. “I find no fault in Him at all.,” he told His accusers. John 18:38.

Earlier on, the Pharisees had tried to entrap Him. They sent a delegation to ask Him if it was lawful to pay tax to Caesar. And the answer from Christ was yes. “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s,” He told them. Matthew 22:21. Christ did not in any way belittle Himself to have rivalry with Caesar. He is God Everlasting while Caesar is mortal trash before Him. Those who say that Christ is not God like the Muslims, the Roman Catholics who walk in lockstep with them, will be cast into the Lake of Fire.

Christ however, did not say anything contrary to the truth, that He is not the King of Israel, when asked by Pilate! There would have been cosmic cataclysm if He had said no to the truth! He Himself would have dissipated to fragments! The same thing happens if He says that Shadrach Ere’s testimony is not true! Pilate therefore asked Him, “Are You a King then?” Jesus answered, “You say rightly that I am a King. For this cause I was born, and for this cause I’ve come into the world, that I should bear witness to the truth. “Everyone who is of the truth hears my voice.” John 18:37.

Christ was put to death by the Jews and Roman authorities on behalf of the entire human race. This was the determined purpose of God. He was designated to be the ransom for our sins. Otherwise the Father would not have accepted us as His children. Although it was the most brutal, horrendous, and painful death ever in human history. “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him. And by His stripes we are healed!” Isaiah 53:3. Now we can all recite Psalm 111:9 together, in praise of God the Father and Christ saying, “He has sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever; Holy and awesome is His name.” Amen. In addition, we can also celebrate our Passover from death to life through the grace of Christ saying, “For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.” 1st Corinthians 15:21-22.

Evangelist Wilmot said that sin is breaking God’s laws. He specifically referred this to breaking the Ten Commandments in the Bible. According to him this is endemic to the nature of man since we all descended from Adam. Sin began with Adam by disobeying God’s commandment in the Garden of Eden. He said that this endemic nature of sin in us could completely be wiped out if we believe that Christ had destroyed sin for us on the Cross.

The evangelist concluded the salvation message. He asked us to respond to God’s charge that we have broken all His laws. He asked us to indicate by the raising up of our hands if we agreed with the charges. Without hesitation I raised up both of my hands in agreement. I had broken all His laws. He also said that if we agreed with the Father we could invite Christ into our hearts to stay with us. I invited Christ to come into my heart, and He came in swiftly! I am now born again, a new creation. Old things have passed away. All my sins are forgiven. I have now the DNA of Christ in place of Adam’s DNA, which made me to rebel against God. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2nd Corinthians 5:17.

I came out of the Crusade Hall full of joy and peace. Christ has now come to settle in my heart palpably, in the spirit. I felt so light in my body, as if relieved of a very heavy burden that was pressing me down. Also I could perceive that Christ was now moving with me. He walked me into the school’s Cafeteria without my conscious effort! I sat down at a table for my supper. It was rice, slices of fried plantain, and chicken. I closed my eyes and bent down my head to say the Prayer before Meals. Normally it would have taken me less than a minute to pray. But this time it took me an eternity! When at last I opened my eyes, almost every student had left the Cafeteria. I was not even hungry anymore. At the same time, I could sense a heavenly fragrance all over me. I managed to take a spoon of rice into my mouth together with a small chunk of chicken. I could not eat further. I was already full! “You will show me the path of life; in Your presence is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forever more.” Psalm 16:11.

It was time to leave the Cafeteria. The presence of Christ in me was still very vivid. Sweet fragrance emanating from Him covered every part of my being. The air I inhaled and exhaled smelt of that fragrance. He walked with me to my Dormitory in Victoria Island Lagos, several blocks away from the school. This fulfils the words of Christ when He said, “At that day, you will know that I am in my Father, and you in Me, and I in you.” John 14:20. I prayed and went to sleep for the night.

In the morning I woke up, clutching the Holy Bible to my chest. I knelt down beside my bed and prayed for strength to function for the new day. After taking my shower I dressed up and went to school for breakfast and classes. At this time, it was only Christ and the Bible that I cared about. I pushed my class work to the back burner after school. The Bible became the main hub of my life. No crane however powerful could pull me away from it! I was securely chained to it by the Spirit of the Living God. He made me to devour book after book without tiredness.

I had not seen any vision in my life before. This is the first time. God directed me to read the book of the prophet Joel. I was now on chapter two. Before you read verse twenty eight, there is a subtitle written above it with the words: “Last Events Before the Terrible Day of the Lord”. I am writing down verses twenty eight through thirty here: V.28 “And it shall come to pass afterward That I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your old men shall dream dreams, Your young men shall see visions; V29. And also on My manservants and on My maidservants I will pour out My Spirit in those days.” V.30 “And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the Earth: blood and fire and pillars of smoke.”

Before I could finish reading verse thirty, God opened my eyes to see visions. The first vision I saw was the souls of the dead. In this vision, I saw that as many as depart this life, were thrown into hell, very fast, like bullets flying in a battlefield. None went to Heaven! Even when Christ comes back to Earth, only very few people He will find qualified to go to Heaven with Him. “Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on Earth?” Jesus asks. Luke 18:8. This is very lamentable. It is sin that sends people to hell. In order to avoid going to hell they must remove their sins by receiving Christ as Lord and Savior, while still alive. Life is very short. Once you die without Christ, your destination is hell. And this is permanent. You can debate man here on Earth, but you can not debate God for His decisions.

The second vision is a war that is actively taking place in heavenly places between the angelic armies of Christ and those of Lucifer, also called the Devil and Satan. The armies are fighting from swift moving chariots and on horseback. They used swords, bows and arrows as weapons. “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.” Ephesians 6:12.

The results of the conflict were inconclusive for the period that the vision lasted. But one thing the world must be aware of: Christ and His army of angels will lose the battle to Lucifer, if He disowns the Father’s blessings and His for me. If He says that They did not speak the blessings. And that I made them up. Lucifer who now operates in different names as God for many religions such as Allah, will actually become the new God. In the Book of Isaiah the prophet, he boasts by saying, “…I will ascend into Heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the North; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.” Isaiah 14:13-14. To be like the Most High, he must have to topple Him in this ongoing battle in the heavenly places! That remains to be seen. But he will be curtailed in his boasts, if Shadrach Ere is established in these astronomical blessings, according to the words of Christ and the Father.

It was strange. I woke up the following morning with a severe migraine headache. All my roommates in the dormitory had left for school. I was the only one left. I had not even eaten my breakfast. God wanted to show me something concerning the headache, unknown to me. He inspired me to go and take my shower. When I got into the bathroom, I washed the bathtub with soap. I then placed a stopper in the drain. Then I filled the tub with water to a very high level.

Before I dipped myself into the water, I knelt down and prayed by the tub. In the prayer, I recited Genesis chapter one verses one to two. It says, “In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Verse 2: “The earth was without form and void; and darkness was on the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” After this recitation, I told the Lord that the water is holy, capable of curing any malady, and that the Holy Spirit has blessed it. The only reason why our maladies would not be cured is as a result of our sins. I prayed to Him to disregard my sins and let the water heal my migraine. God heard my prayer. I went into the bathtub and sat down in it. There was a large plastic bowl nearby in the bathroom. I grabbed it, and filled it with the blessed water. Then I poured the water on my head. I felt very peaceful. It was so amazing! My pounding migraine had gone. Christ had healed me. After this wonderful feeling of peace I poured scoop after scoop of the water on my head. I could not recall how many times I did this activity. Finally, I decided to immerse all of my body in the water. The peace went into deeper layers. It was heaven come down. I could not come out of the tub anymore. It was so enthralling!

At last I was able to come out after much struggle. Only Christ could let me out! I dried myself with the towel and got dressed. Then I went to the bedroom. Still, none of my roommates had returned from school. Then suddenly I noticed that the light went out. And suddenly it came back again, less than a second between the two occurrences. This went on for some time. I did not know why this was happening. The only possible thought that came to my mind was that there was a power disturbance within the vicinity. I went to the window and looked outside to see if there was a wide spread disturbance. But, it was not so. It appeared that the problem was confined to my room alone. There were lights everywhere outside. Sounds of TVs and radios were clearly heard. I walked back into the room.

I began to wonder what had happened to our light in particular. As I was wondering, the Lord directed my mind to the wall where the light switch was mounted. When I saw the switch, it was moving up and down. There was no human hand moving it! After observing it for some time, I came to realize that I was standing in the presence of God. He had earlier taken a shower with me in the bathtub. This led to the instant cure of my migraine headache. Also, He was the reason why the water became so blissful that it kept me in that state of rapture.

Having realized His Presence, I immediately prostrated myself on the floor and worshipped Him. I sang the first verse of the beautiful hymn by Henry Francis Lyte: “Praise my soul the King of Heaven; To His feet thy Tribute bring; Ransomed, healed, restored, forgiven, Evermore His praises sing; Alleluiah, Alleluiah! Praise the Everlasting King!” As I finished singing this verse of the beautiful hymn, the mysterious on and off flipping of the light switch stopped. God accepted the worship I gave Him. He was pleased.

I was still prostrating on the floor when I perceived a very powerful, most pleasurable fragrance, in my nostrils. The fragrance covered my body head to toe as well. It was almost palpable! Another most wonderful blessing from the Lord. The first one came in the water. It cured my pounding migraine headache in the bathtub. And now Jesus had anointed me with His Holy Spirit, in preparation for taking me to meet the Father in Heaven, that same night. Nobody could be treated better than that in the love of God. “Worthy is the Lamb [Christ] that was slain, To receive power and riches and wisdom, And strength And honor and glory and blessing.” Amen. Revelation 5:12.

The A-level prepatory school I was attending, the Nigerian federal school of science, was about a mile away from our dormitory. I decided to go there. As I walked down the road, it appeared to my senses that a royal carpet had been rolled out for my path. And the fragrance of Heaven’s anointing oil poured out all over my body, was very intense. In addition, my footsteps were controlled by the Lord. I could sense it. Also, the Spirit inspired me to give away all the money in my pocket to roadside beggars. Suddenly the words written in Isaiah 52:7 came out of my mouth by the promptings of the Spirit: “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, Who proclaims peace, Who brings glad tidings of good things, Who proclaims salvation, Who says to Zion, Your God reigns!”

I arrived at the school carrying only the Holy Bible in my hand. All the classrooms were full. Students were busy taking notes as teachers taught. But as soon as they saw me, many came out of their classrooms to meet me saying, “You are holy.” And I had never spoken a word or mentioned the name of Jesus. Many Muslim students I was able to notice, came to kneel down on the grassy lawn before me, as if to worship me. But I am not the one to be worshipped. Christ is the One. They were drawn to me because Christ was awesomely present in Spirit in and around me. My job is to point everyone to Christ. He is the bridegroom. I am His best friend. “He who has the bride is the Bridegroom; but the friend of the Bridegroom, who stands and hear Him, rejoices greatly because of the Bridgroom’s voice. Therefore this joy of mine is fulfilled. He must increase, but I must decrease.” John 3:29-30. Amen!

Without making any verbal interaction with the students, I retired to the school library to read my Bible. Mentally, I was turned off from all my scheduled academic classes. I stayed in the library reading until supper time. I left for the Cafeteria when the bell rang. A tray of food was set for me on the table. I Closed my eyes and prayed, thanking God for His bounteous blessings. Again when I finally opened my eyes most of the students had left. The Spirit made me to fall into a trance. I struggled to eat just a little food and I was filled. The presence of Christ banished all hunger and thirst. The fragrance from Heaven was sensed all over my body. It became literally the air that I breathed in and breathed out. No fragrance on earth can smell as sweet as that. And no food can be satisfying and delicious as that fragrance. Occasionally, even to the very day, the Lord still surprises my nostrils with that fragrance, a sign that I can take His words to the bank.

Dinner was now over. I grabbed my Holy Bible and walked back to the dormitory. This time, all my roommates were in. Stirred up by the Holy Spirit I began to witness to them about my new life in Christ. This was formerly what I could not do. I had not been given the grace to proclaim Him. And now I have been given that grace. I actively sought for the grace. God gives you the Holy Spirit to tell others about Christ, after you have put your trust in Him as your Lord and Savior. “Behold, I send you the promise of My Father [the Holy Spirit] upon you; But tarry in the city of Jerusalem until you are endued with power from on high,” says the risen Christ. Luke 24:49. We must be endued with this power otherwise we can not share the grace of Christ with non-believers or nominal Christians.

As I was evangelizing my roommates, God opened my eyes to see the miraculous. I saw the Cross of Christ hurtling down from Heaven. As I watched it came over my head and hovered back and forth. It was a black cross. I asked my roommates if they also saw the cross. They said no. The vision was just for me. The Cross disappeared after a short time. It went back to Heaven. But before it disappeared, I announced to my friends saying, “This night I am going to Heaven.” This statement was Holy Spirit inspired.

It was true. The Holy Spirit inspired my words. Christ carried my soul to the Father in Heaven that same night. I became mysteriously drowsy after the announcement, and fell to the floor of the dormitory. My face was down. The students wondered what had happened to me. They did not try to disturb my body’s position. God wanted it to be so and I was left in that position. God made them to think that I was drunk and would regain consciousness. I heard them say so, before I lost consciousness and died. They were not aware.

After I had died, I saw Christ appear before me. He did not say anything. With an incredible speed, greater than the speed of light, He took me to where the Father lives. I immediately became aware in the Spirit even though I had not met Him before. Then I said within me, how could anyone survive in the presence of the Holy God? On Earth I had broken all His laws. My total score in keeping them is zero. My rightful sentence was Hell. I was frightened to the core of my being. Added to my unworthiness before the Holy Father, I had earlier read from Exodus 33:20 saying, But He said, “you can not see My face, for no man shall see Me, and live.” I was surrounded by an inescapable calamity!

While I was struggling with my fate, my thoughts went straight to Exodus 33:22-23. It reads: And the LORD said, “Here is a place by Me, And you shall stand on the rock. So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand, while I pass by. Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen.” But my understanding of the “Rock” instantly, was Christ Himself. And He was standing there with me. Therefore I took courage in Him that I will not die for seeing the face of the Almighty Father. I was not afraid anymore.

As I was still standing with Christ at the gate to the Secret Place of The Most High, I suddenly heard the voice of a Living Being roaring like a lion out of the very deep thick layers of dark clouds. His roars were deeper than deep. And much more rapid, with an incredible strength. Only full grown lions in their zillions roaring simultaneously, can faintly match one roar of this Mysterious Being! The sound is sufficient enough to shatter the heavens and the earth into tiny pieces of rubbles. This is the voice of the Almighty Father, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ. “The voice of the LORD is over the waters: The God of glory thunders; the LORD is over many waters. The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.” Psalm 29:3-4. “Sing to God, sing praises to His name. Extol Him who rides on the clouds, by His name Yah, and rejoice before Him.” Psalm 68:4. “A lion has roared! Who will not fear? The LORD God has spoken! Who can but prophesy?” Amos 3:8.

The Holy Father finally appeared. He was coming closer to where Christ and I were standing. I was paralyzed with awe and wonder. What a rare privilege to see the God of Glory, the Majesty on High! This is the God Who is also called the Ancient of Days. The Prophet Daniel saw Him in His night visions. Daniel 7:9 tells the vision. In Isaiah 43:10, He tells the prophet, “You are My witnesses, and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall be after me.” Christ also being the same God says, “Now I tell you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe that I am He.” John 13:19. He talks of Himself as the “He” in John 8:24 as well: “Therefore I said to you that you will die in your sins; for if you do not believe that I am He, you will die in your sins.”

Christ made no secret of the truth that He is God while He was on earth as the God incarnate. But His enemies who are of the Devil say that He never made such a claim, including some very high-powered so called Christians! When you invoke the name of Christ or Jesus, then you succeed in your prayers. Now you are talking to the true God, the God of the Christians. Christ is the Alter Ego of the Father. When you pray to Him, you are praying to the Father at the same time. You can not separate the Father from Christ. Hence He said, “I and My Father are One.” John 10:30.

The secret place of the Most High is covered in layers and layers of very thick clouds of darkness. “He made darkness His Secret Place; His canopy around Him was dark waters, and thick clouds of the skies.” Psalm 18:11. “Clouds and darkness surround Him.” Psalm 97:2. “So the people stood afar off, but Moses drew near the thick darkness where God was.” Exodus 20:21. “Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, horror and great darkness fell upon him.” Genesis 15:12. “And it came to pass, when the priests came out of the holy place, that the cloud filled the house of the Lord, so that the priests could not continue ministering because of the cloud; for the glory of the Lord filled the house of the Lord. Then Solomon spoke: “The Lord said He would dwell in the dark cloud.” 1 Kings 8:10-12. “One thing I have desired of the Lord, That will I seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord All the days of my life, To behold the beauty of the Lord, And to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock.” Psalm 27:4-5. 

The Holy Father was now just a few feet away from us, still roaring in the zillion voices of full grown male lions. Then Christ went forward to Him and introduced me to Him with these words, “Father, this boy is My best friend on Earth!” A most astonishing introduction. I was flabbergasted! After this most favorable introduction, the Father came to me with smiles and carried me into His hands. He then placed me in His bosom and began rocking me from side to side! After the Holy Father had rocked me from side to side most lovingly for some time in His bosom, Christ asked that He play with me as well. The Father released me to Him. Christ also placed me in His bosom and most lovingly rocked me from side to side as the Father did. Then after a while, the Father asked Him to release me to Him for another most loving play with me in His bosom. This wondrous activity continued for a long time. Be aware, this is not the bosom of Abraham into which Lazarus, the poor and afflicted beggar, was carried by the angels, upon his death.

After the huge welcome that the Father and Christ gave me by rocking me in their bosoms, I saw Them sit opposite Themselves. Then they began to talk among themselves. I did not hear the contents of the talks. Their voices were very low for my understanding. But I heard Christ saying more than two times, “Yes Father, Yes Father.” He never argued with the Father.

The Father next told Christ that He had to put me to death. He appeared to be angry with me. And I suspected He would. I was not walking according to His ways on Earth. Yet He preserved my life with all my perverseness. Christ pleaded for me. He begged the Father to bring me back to life after He had put me to death. The Father said no. Christ pleaded a second time. The answer was still no. But when He pleaded the third time, the Holy Father agreed. Thanks be to Christ, the only Intercessor between man and God. “Therefore He is able to save to the utmost those who come to God through Him, since He ever lives to make intercession for them.” Amen. Hebrews 7:25.

The Holy Father has every material and tool such as one may find in a carpenter’s workshop here on Earth. He has hammers, nails, wood, saws, etc, in abundance. He stores all these materials in a very large warehouse type of building. One on Earth may find it very hard to believe this! It is so amazing.

The Father simply reached out with His hands and brought down two large beams of wood below the roof of the building. Next, He brought some giant nails. He meant what He said, that He would put me to death! He brought a very large hammer also. The tools for the crucifixion death were now complete. He had to acquaint me with the pain that Christ suffered for me on the Cross. And He is right.

He made a cross out of the two wooden beams and set me on it. Then with a hammer He drove the giant nails through the palms of my hands and my feet. Just as Christ was crucified. It was so painful. I could not help crying out until I lost consciousness and died.

Then after some time, the Father raised me back to life as He had promised Christ. I did not know for how long I was dead, but I think it was not very long. After He had brought me back from the dead, the Father reminded me how I used to play with my friends on Earth. He called one of them by name and told me how I used to play with him, pulling his beard, and punctuating with frequent short laughter. His name is Emmanuel Eghaha. The Father also spoke my Nigerian tribal language, Ijaw with me. He also said that people had sought to destroy my life, since I was growing up in the environment of my upbringing. This is because of the blessings He had given to me, according to Him. That He prevented these evil machinations from happening. God’s words or His plans can not be defeated, no matter how the enemy tries. His word is like a flaming sword which turns every way against His enemies. In Isaiah 54:17 the Lord vows to protect His servants at all costs: “No weapon formed against you shall proper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment
You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me,” Says the Lord. Amen.

I asked the Holy Father in Heaven saying, “Is Christ our Older Brother?” His answer: “Christ is not Your Older Brother, He is your Savior.” Amen! I asked the Holy Father this question because of a line in a song titled “Joyful, Joyful, We Adore Thee,” which states in the third stanza: “Thou our Father, Christ our brother, All who live in love are Thine.” The Father would irreconcilably attest that Christ is not our older brother but our Savior. In the Father’s own words, “Christ is not your Older Brother; He is your Savior.” Amen. Praise Him and magnify Him forever! Shadrach Ere believes without any doubt in his mind, that he is the first person Christ ever showed the Father to, and had body-to-body interaction and face-to-face conversation with the Father. “All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.” Matthew 11:27. It was the will of Christ to reveal the Father to Shadrach Ere of whom He said, “Father this boy is My best friend on Earth.” Maybe other Biblical figures outside of Shadrach Ere, had been introduced to the Father by Christ previously. That information is not given in the Bible. But I would not be surprised if some Biblical scholars would jump out from somewhere, and say that Christ had introduced other Biblical figures to see the Father before me. I would very much welcome to hear such information. By the irreconcilable words of Christ, “And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” Amen. John 8:32

More than two times, the Holy Father wanted to end the existing world. He lamented that people do not love one another. He rose up and brought the entire world into His hand. He simply stretched out His right hand and with the palm, cupped it in. I saw the entire world in His hand like a cobweb! Then He brought out a sword and lifted it in the mood to destroy it. Christ went out and held Him by the waist, pleading with Him not to do it. He listened to Christ. He did not strike the sword with it. Christ interceded with the Father for more than two times on such scenarios. I did not see any saint apart from Christ, interceding with the Father on behalf of the world, contrary to the Roman Catholic intercessors most prominent among whom is “Our Lady”!

In another scenario I saw the Holy Father walking away from Christ and me. He said He was leaving this world for another one. This was a nail-biting moment, to see the Father actually deciding to walk away from Christ! The Father took this decision because He was not happy with how the human beings treat one another. He is revolted by a world devoid of genuine love and care for one another. Christ was sad, and I was sad. Christ became emotional, asking Him how He would stay without Him. He went after the Father, pleading with Him to come back. The Father heard His pleas at last and came back! We were all filled with joy! “Stand up and bless the LORD your God forever and ever!” Blessed be Your glorious name, which is exalted above all blessing and praise!” Nehemiah 9:5. Praise Him and magnify Him forever! “Blessed are the pure in heart, For they shall see God; the secret of the LORD is theirs, Their soul is Christ’s abode.” — the Hymn by John Keble and William J. Hall.

The Father and Christ also demonstrated Their sovereign lordship of the world in my presence. The Father drew out a sword after tapping his thigh with His right hand! He went to the center of the universe. He then called for any contender to come forward and do battle with Him. He brandished this sword to His left and right, with a speed so incredible I can not describe. And this mysterious sword sparked intense brilliant rays of light as it was being brandished. No power came forward and accepted the challenge. This is why the Lord makes this statement in Isaiah 46:5: “To whom will you liken me, and make Me equal, and compare Me that we should be alike?” And He is justified to say so!

Christ also went to the center of the universe and gave the same challenge to any contender, to come and do battle with Him. And nobody came. None of the so called Gods which people of other religions worship came forward to accept the challenge including Allah and Muhammad. In the same way the Father tapped His thigh with His right hand and got the sword, so Christ did. Christ had just wanted to make a joke with the Father. So He challenged the Father for a battle. The Father accepted. Christ and the Father stood opposite Themselves with the swords ready to fight. Then they began exchanging the swords just as two people are engaged in a duel. As I watched, the exchange was becoming serious, not in a playful manner as I thought. All of a sudden, Christ surrendered to the Father telling Him, “Father who can be like You?” That was the end of the play.

It was now time that the Lord Christ and the Holy Father sent me back to Earth. I had spent more than nine hours with Them in the highest Heaven, in the Secret Place of the Most High, the Holy of Holies! “He who dwells in the Secret Place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the LORD, He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:1-2.

Before I was sent back to Earth, the Father spoke the most awesome blessings for me. Previously Christ had told Him that I am His best friend on Earth saying, “Father, this boy is My best friend on Earth.” He also said, “I love him more than anybody on Earth!” The Father began by saying: 1. “Christ let him be the greatest on Earth!” 2. “He will be a medical doctor who will heal all the diseases, if they say thank you God, for the medicine he give them.” 3. “He will hear all the languages of the Earth, but will not be able to speak them!” 4. “He will not see death again if he remains humble as he was before, ‘till Christ comes and enter into His Kingdom.” He also said, “If he preaches Christ to the world and they receive Him, Christ will not come. If not, Christ will come.”

Before I was released back to Earth, God decided to demonstrate His Oneness with Christ to me. Christ and the Holy Father stood up from their thrones and walked toward one another until They met. They then very gently rubbed Themselves against one another, and became One Being! And that One Being was Christ that I saw. This is what Christ is saying in John 10:30, “I and My Father are One.” He also says in John 14:11: “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in me.” Other quotations that show the Oneness of Christ with the Father could be cited as follows: 1. “…that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in you.” John 17:21. 2. “And He who has seen me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘show us the Father’.” John 14:9. 3. “And he who sees me sees Him who sent me.” John 12:45. In Jesus is both God the Father and God the Son! Jesus is all that the only true God is. “For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, Who is the head of all principality and power.” Colossians 2:9-10.

After I was made to witness this most wonderful mystery, God put me to death again. And that was very brief. What I heard next in my ears was the sound of a trumpet. Then I came back alive and opened my eyes. The Person I saw blowing the trumpet was Christ. This is the trumpet that will wake the dead from their graves at the end of time. Christ talked about this trumpet in John 5:28-29 saying: “Do not marvel at this; For the hour is coming in which all who are in the graves will hear His voice, and come forth, – those who have done good, to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of condemnation.”

Now the Lord sent back my soul to Earth, to reunite with my dead body. As the soul entered the dead body, I began to move my legs and my hands. Next, my eyes opened and I started to see all my roommates and other well-wishers who had kept watch over my body all night long. Then I sat up. Before this time, God had provided a piece of roasted meat by a fellow Anglican Christian student named Fredrick Soho to eat, that I might replenish my strength. And I was indeed strengthened after eating it.

The next door neighbor to our dormitory was a young Muslim doctor. He just came back from work. His name is Dr. Ade Ekemode. He saw the crowd of people gathered around our dormitory and asked what happened. The students probably told him about a likely experimental drug overdose I might have fallen into. But that was not the case. He accepted the students’ version most likely. He was very kind. He tried to touch me with his hands to comfort me, but I told him to stop doing that. I said he was unholy as a Muslim, and therefore was unworthy to touch me. But I was very wrong. Belonging to another religious faith has nothing to do with our care and love for one another. Christ disapproves of that! Everybody is a potential Christian and on their way to Heaven. Everything depends on God’s time and mercy, when their salvation comes. Dr. Ekemode remains one of my best friends.

Thinking that I needed some more help for the suspected drug presence in my system to get rid of, he checked me into a hospital with his own car. And that was between 6 AM and 6:30 AM on the 15th of May, 1970. I did not know when we arrived at the hospital. I was in deep sweet sleep.

When I woke up, I saw an intense brilliant beam of light directly through the window striking me all over. I was triumphantly peaceful. It came from God. Next I saw a hospital official. He came to call me outside to meet with the principal of the school I was attending. His name was Dr. Folami. He came to console me upon hearing the agony that I went through. Probably he himself was told by the students that I overdosed on some drug or narcotic. He asked the doctor about my problem. I heard the doctor telling him that I was talking about God, Jesus, and Heaven when he checked me in. After that, the principal left. He was very kind and gracious.

Immediately after the principal left, two Christian students from the school came with a new Bible in their hands. One of the students is Dinma Feberesima whom God had earlier used to bring me to Christ through Dr. Wilmot, the British evangelist. The other students name is Clinton Hogan. Together they presented the new Bible to me. They asked me to raise my hands over them and bless them. They said, “Pray for us. You are closer to God than any one of us.” They were inspired to say so by the Holy Spirit since I did not tell them anything. Both of these students had come to Christ before me. And they were all from the Rivers state of Nigeria just as I am. Although I now belong to Bayelsa state, a new state carved out from the Rivers state. Around 9:30 AM the bell rang for the new patients to come and eat their breakfast, and take their medication. Then after that they would be assigned to different wards. I responded to the bell and went to where the other patients had gathered. The nurse very quickly handed out about two or three pills to everybody as they waited. These have to be taken before the breakfast. I was very resistant within me to take the pills. I reasoned that there was no need for me to take them. And that only a few hours ago, I was with God the Father and Christ in Heaven. Again, this was medication that was supposed to be given to the cognitively impaired. And I was not cognitively impaired. Dr. Ade Ekemode later admitted to my roommates in the dormitory that he sent me to the wrong place. That I was not cognitively impaired at all. He said that all the beds at the regular Lagos General Hospital where he worked, were filled. I saw patients crying, talking incoherently, and on the verge of being naked. I was appalled for being there.

But unknown to me, “God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform,” as William Cowper, the Anglican Hymnist wrote. He wanted me to be there at this particular time. And He is infinitely wiser than I am! I had made up my mind to throw away the pills into the trashbin. Suddenly I saw Christ appear before me in human form. The Holy Spirit in me quickly identified Him to me as the Ancient of Days. I immediately said to Him, “Ancient of Days, I am not going to take these pills,” after the nurse had handed them to me. I told Him I was with Him not long ago in Heaven. And I see no reason why I should take those pills. But He squeezed my hands into His and whispered calling me Shadrach. But He told me to take them though I had made up my mind not to take them, even though He had not appeared in Person. I could now see how God could be so disguised as He walks amongst us without anybody knowing Him. He even accepted the pills from the nurse! Only I did not know what He did with them. But as for me, I threw mine away. I ate the breakfast and that was all. The Ancient of Days is exchangeable: It either refers to God the Father or to Jesus Christ as He returns to pronounce judgment on the world. Daniel 7:22. Jesus / The Father the Ancient of Days, may not be the Creator, if He can’t manifest Shadrach Ere’s blessings on Earth, before the Muslims, Roman Catholics, and the Trump Evangelicals in America.

Now the new patients were asked to follow an official in the hospital, who would allocate them to various wards. The move began. And the Ancient of Days walked in front of me. The crowd thinned down as people were allocated into the wards and were assigned to beds. But I and the Father still walked until we came to our ward. Then the officer asked us to enter into it and take our beds. Some of the beds were single, others were double deckers. Then it came to the Father and my turn. The Father was in front of me. He entered the ward first and I followed Him. He took his left side looking at the beds until He settled for one. He told me to take the other one directly opposite Him. Later on I would be referring to Him as ‘Papa’ only, instead of Christ or the Ancient of Days.

My calling Him Papa also showed the depth of intimacy between Him and I. And that was the work of the Holy Spirit.

Later on, Papa would make it possible that we shared the double decker. I slept the top bed and Papa slept the ground bed. During the nights, He moved through my entire body by His Holy Spirit. At these times, I could only feel intense warm fires of love circulating through me, ecstatic! How pleasant! “You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.” Psalm 16:11.

Christ mysteriously checked into the hospital with this name, Albert Gbekoya. He looked like a seventy year old man with a most charming face. The people in Lagos are mostly identified with the Yoruba culture. He disguised as a Yoruba wearing their traditional cloak. And He spoke the Yoruba language very fluently. He passed for one as a member of the Yoruba tribe. There was no suspicion that He was not.

Papa lived with me in the hospital for about 3 months. This was from the 15th of May, 1970 to around early August, 1970. During all that time, I did not allow a single pill or liquid medication to get into my mouth. Each time such was given to me I threw them away. I knew that I had no health problem whatsoever. Again, I was in the presence of the Almighty God! Therefore it was impossible that I should suffer from any sickness. It was all about enjoying God face to face and body to body! We were given fixed seats and tables in the cafeteria. There I sat diagonally across Him, about two to three tables away. At each time meals were served, spanning breakfast and dinner, Papa always came to my table and emptied His food tray into mine. I don’t know whether He ever ate at all, throughout all the months He came down from Heaven, to stay with me. This emptying of His food into my tray was done every day. The entire cafeteria audience took notice. And all began to identify Him to me as my Father as well. They always told me, “Have you seen your Father today? He was looking for you.”

Papa did not always make me to know that He is God. He took that knowledge out of my mind. Most of the time we only lived as Father and son, inseparable from one another. Throughout my stay in the hospital the Bible was my focus of attention. There was no day passed that I did not read it. And I always read it, even while I am on my bed. Papa passed by me one day and commended me for reading the Bible constantly. He said, “You love God. You’re always reading the Bible.” Then I said, “Yes I love Him. I love Jesus.”

The next day, I was on my bed again reading the Bible as I always did. At this time there was nobody also in the ward. I had not seen Papa as well. Suddenly Papa walked to me and stopped. Then He looked at me and said, “God.” After this, He walked away. He came back again and looked at me and said, “God.” He came back the 3rd time and repeated the same word, “God.” Then He began to walk away. As He was walking away I got down from my bed very fast and went and met Him. I told Him I am not God. That it is Jesus Who is God. “Is it not so?” I asked Him. And He said, “Yes, it is so, Jesus He is the God.”

I don’t know why God would like to test me like that. I know that the weight of the blessings He spoke for me was very heavy, too heavy for anybody to comprehend and bear it. But I did not in any way think of myself as God. I am like any other mortal on Earth despite these incredible favors He had given to me. I did not fail the test! It was good that I spoke up. If I had not spoken up, it would appear that I actually thought of myself as God because of the astronomical blessings. That would have put me at variance with the Father. Pride would have destroyed all of my blessings!

The following day after passing the most fearful test of pride, I was reading the Bible alone on my bed. Suddenly I heard a very beautiful voice sounding like a trumpet. It came from Heaven saying, “I will raise My Mighty when the trumpet shall blow.” When I heard this voice, I could not help but jump down from my bed with the Bible in my hand. Then I shouted with a jubilant voice with hands raised to Heaven saying, “I am the Mighty, I am the Mighty, I am the Mighty!” God had a name or a title for me that I did not know about. And it is a very affectionate and a lofty title – “The Mighty”. I was full of gratitude to Him saying, “Thank You Lord, thank You Lord.” I prostrated on the floor and worshipped Him.

There was another day when I heard the voice of the Lord again from Heaven. At this time also, there was nobody in the ward. As usual I was reading the Holy Bible on my bed. The voice said, “I knew thee in ancient times. Thou art Judas. Because of the mercy of God…” When I heard that I was Judas of old, one of the twelve Apostles of Christ, I almost became numb, and did not wait to hear the conclusion of God’s word. He was still speaking when I said, “How could this be? Me, Judas?” And who can believe that this is true? Most Christians believe that Judas was condemned by Christ to hell because of the role he played in His crucifixion. I did not have the vaguest idea myself, that God could restore him back to life, and give him also the highest exaltation among all the Apostles! “Then Jesus said to them, “Did you ever read in the scriptures: The very stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief cornerstone. This was the LORD’s doing. And it is marvelous in our eyes.” Matthew 21:42. Although this scripture points directly to Christ as the chief cornerstone, the case of Judas Iscariot could be compared in some little way to that of Christ. Judas Iscariot has been the most vilified of all the Apostles. Many Christians see him as the epitome of evil, and also as the deadliest enemy of Christ. But Christ did not indicate to anybody that Judas was His enemy in any facet of the word! In fact it is quite the contrary. Christ told the Father in Heaven to the astonishment of all his bitter critics saying, “Father this boy is My best friend on Earth!” Many Christians would still find it very hard to understand the justice of God. And of course they know more than Him! But God replies them in these words: “I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.” This is the unequivocal word of God to them. They might not like it. Yet the entire Heavenly host praises Him saying, “Righteous are you, O LORD, And upright are Your judgments.” Amen. Psalm 119:137. Again it is written, “Oh, the depths of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out! For who has known the mind of the LORD or who has become His counselor? Or who has first given to Him and it shall be repaid to him? For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to Whom be glory forever Amen.” Romans 11:33-36. Shame to His critics for the pardon and the exaltation given to Judas Iscariot, who also is the best friend of Christ on Earth, according to Christ!

The day came. I told Papa I would be leaving the hospital and go back to school. It was now close to 3 months since I was there with Him. I wasn’t admitted there in the first place because of any psychiatric disorder that was found in me. I have taken the time to explain the reason in previous paragraphs. I refused any drug or medication to touch my mouth. My activities there were to eat, read the Holy Bible, sleep, walk and chat with the incarnate Christ. Of late I had taken up the job of registering visitors to the hospital at the front desk voluntarily. I told the doctor to release me, that I had no business staying there.

When I told Papa it was time for me to go, He did not object to it. He only told me that one day He would visit my mother, a magnificent Christian. That evening He spoke my tribal language Ijaw, with me, to my greatest surprise. All along He had said that He was a Yoroba and was only speaking the Yoroba language with the hospital community. The Yoroba tribe and culture is the most dominant in Lagos. He was disguised as a Yoroba man, even with the dress he put on. We only communicated in English since I did not hear the Yoroba language. As part of His character, God is so discreet. He would not make me to know that He was God in the human form, most of the time. But other times, the Spirit made me to know it. And that was brief.

The evening before my release from the hospital, a miracle occurred in our ward. By 7 PM after supper I was reading the Bible on my bed. I did not know that God was holding a farewell party for me. Suddenly I heard my name from the lips of every inmate. These are people with multiple psychological disorders incapable of knowing my name. And I personally did not know any one of them intimately. Yet they were prophesying and associating the prophecies with my name. Each person was saying different things about me very favorably. It was a most chilling experience. And when I lifted up my eyes I saw a crowd of them gather around a podium each kneeling down. Then I saw the incarnate Christ, Papa at the center of them standing. He was the Inspirer causing them to prophesy about me. And I was surprised to see Him with a Bible in His hand for the first time! And all along Papa never possessed a Bible to my knowledge. He lifted up this Bible and said, “Is the Bible written for Shadrach Ere?” At that moment I got down from the bed immediately and went to where everybody had gathered. Then I said, “The Bible is not written for Shadrach Ere. The Bible is written for Christ.” I gave the right answer as far as I know. I am only a poor mortal, a most obedient servant of the Lord Jesus Christ. The question was another deadly trap for me! Previously the Father had called me God three times which I refused to acknowledge. After my answer to the question that the Bible was written for Christ and not for Shadrach Ere, the assembly disbanded. This concluded the wonders for this particular day.

I walked back to my bed like everybody else did in the gathering. It was already time to sleep. The Father also came back and sat by His bedside. I also sat beside Him, although our beds were opposite one another. We held few conversations including my impending discharge from the hospital the next day. I told Him I had decided to give away my clothing to one of the patients. But He told me not to do so. He personally wrestled the clothing away out of my hand. It was for a good reason as I later came to understand. I didn’t have much to put on at home. He was so loving and caring. He always knows better than I do! The next day came. This was August 16th, 1970. I had exactly spent 90 days or three months in the hospital. And God was with me in human form. Who could ask for more. I was more fortified than anyone else in the entire universe.

Around 10 AM the doctor came to inform me about the discharge. It was time to leave. I carried my belongings in my hand. The Father walked me to the front porch. He gave me a very close embrace and a handshake for the final time. Then He bade me goodbye.

I went down the steps leading to the porch and entered into my cousin’s waiting car. I gave the Father the final goodbye wave with my right hand. My cousin also waved his right hand at him. He had known Him he was always close to me, each time he visited me. I remember one time I pointed Papa to him as the God, when he came to visit me. And I even asked Papa to bless him. And He did so, when he lowered his head to Him.

Many relatives also came to visit me in my cousin’s house while there. They were glad I was now back to continue my studies at the school. They had no idea what took me to the hospital. Probably they thought I had some type of brief mental breakdown due to much studies. One of my relatives gave me some money to spend. Instead of keeping the money for myself, I decided to go the hospital and give it to the Father. After a while, I took a bus to the hospital. I had not even gone up the steps to the porch, when I saw the Father. I waved at Him. He acknowledged my presence but did not beckon me to come up. He was finished with me. He was on His way back to Heaven. Also He wanted me to keep the money for myself. At least I was so blessed to see Him for the last time. He must have acknowledged my love for Him. I love Him more than dearly!

Now I had been home for about three days. One day I walked to the back of our house which was very close to the dense forest. Suddenly, a mighty spirit being manifested himself, as I lifted up my eyes in front of me. He was about nine to ten feet tall having a body armor of gold in rows of scales joined closely to one another. He did not speak a word to me when he saw that I saw him. He started to walk toward me instead. I was afraid. I quickly ran back and came close to the door of my room. I decided to watch him from there. Then I saw him walking into the forest. He did not walk toward my house. As he walked into the forest, I heard punctuations of loud sounds, as if caused by chemical explosives. And all the trees were shaken as if there was a mighty wind blowing. I watched until the explosive sounds and the shaking of the trees came to a complete stop. It was quite an overwhelming experience for me!

I came inside my room and locked the door behind me. But strange enough, my eyes started to blink uncontrollably. And this went on for many years. I had to run away from the mysterious being. Who knew what would have happened if he had seized me with his hands. He did not identify himself that he was the Christ or the Father. Also he did not call me by name. He was only walking toward me.

While in my room, I went to my bed and lied down with my eyes open. My eyes were still blinking as a result of the sighting of this mysterious being. But suddenly I observed another wonder: an illuminated golden cross of Christ was moving on every wall of the room! It was moving on each wall that I turned my eyes to. And it never stopped there. It followed me wherever I went, even outside of the room. It was clear that God was telling me that I need not fear for the mysterious being that I had just encountered. He knew who he was and He was totally in control of the situation. He would not allow any harm to befall me.

I was walking down a road in a dream. Suddenly I realized that someone shot me in the head. Blood started to gush out. I felt it with my fingers. Immediately, Christ appeared before me. I told Him that someone shot me in the head, and asked Him to touch the wound with His hand. And He did that at once. The bleeding stopped. The wound was healed instantly. After that, we walked in lockstep down the road forward. But as we were walking, I noticed that Christ was getting taller. And He got taller and taller till I could not see His face anymore. He went back to Heaven. I woke up from sleep very joyful. Christ is always close by to defend His best friend on Earth!

Another time I slept, and saw the Holy Father on His throne in Heaven. But to my greatest surprise, I observed that Heaven was too small to accommodate Him and His throne. God struggled to squeeze Himself on the throne. This shows how wonderfully big God is. Heaven is not spacious enough to accommodate Him! This confirms what 1st Kings 8:27 echoes saying, “But will God indeed dwell on the Earth? Behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens can not contain You. How much less this temple which I have built!” King Solomon was right. How then could one say or doubt that God will not be able to fulfill the blessings He spoke for me. “Is not my word like a fire?” says the LORD, “And like a hammer that breaks the rocks in pieces.” Jeremiah 23:29. There is nothing that God says that can not be done.

I had always believed that Lucifer or Satan, the Leviathan of the angels, is no opponent that deserves a mention before Christ. Christ incinerates or pulverizes Him in a battle setting. Satan can not be allowed to draw in one single breath before the clash is over. “Stand up, stand up, for Jesus; The strife will not be long; This day the noise of battle, The next the victor’s song.” Writes the great American Presbyterian minister the Rev. George Duffield in his hymn, “Stand up, stand up, for Jesus, Ye soldiers of the Cross…” Rev Duffield is right by stating, that “The strife will not be long”. But it won’t last the next day. That is too long. The Victor’s song for Christ takes place immediately as the battle begins, in the blink of the eye! Satan’s miserable defeat is more than most certain at the hands of Christ.

I am so privileged with the Lord. I found myself standing at the back of Christ in the dream. And suddenly I saw Satan the Leviathan charging swiftly at Christ on horseback with an accomplice of his, also on horseback. As he came closer Christ stepped out from where He was standing. I was still standing on the same spot. As I watched, Satan and his cohort immediately fell down from their horses, as soon as they saw the face of Christ! And Christ never lifted His sword against them. It was a most amazing thing to watch. Christ went out and crushed the fallen foe with His bare feet, reducing them to dust. As I have stated earlier, Satan does not deserve to be mentioned as an opponent before Christ. He is an ordinary creature of His. He can not act beyond the powers that Christ has given to him.

The spiritual Leviathan Satan, who is now worshipped as the God of all non-Christian religions is no match for Christ. When it is time for Christ to destroy him, He will do so very quickly. “You divided the sea by Your strength; You broke the heads of the sea monsters in the waters. You broke the heads of Leviathan in pieces, And gave him as food to the people inhabiting the wilderness.” Psalm 74:13-14. You have wasted the opportunity God has given you to receive Christ and escape damnation, if you don’t do so when you are alive. “Many live as enemies of the Cross. Their destiny is destruction.” [Philippians 3:18-19] — taken from the article “What does the Bible say about destiny?” “Who then is able to stand against Me? Who has preceded Me, that I should pay him? Everything under heaven is Mine,” says the LORD. Job 41:11. “All hail the power of Jesus name! Let angels prostrate fall; bring forth the royal diadem, and crown Him, Lord of all,” writes Edward Perronet, the Anglican Hymnist.

A man came to me in a dream while I was sleeping. He asked me saying, “Do you know the meaning of Jehovah?” I told him no. Then I asked him, “What is the meaning?” He said, “One for whom nothing shall be impossible.” Christ Himself says, “With men this is impossible but with God all things are possible.” Matthew 19:26. And angel Gabriel told the Virgin Mary, “For with God nothing will be impossible.” Luke 1:37. The blessings God has given to me tip the scales over and over, compared to anybody else even in biblical times. And most people believe that Christ will not be able to bring these blessings to pass. They can only believe Him at manifestation. And I do not blame them at all. They have limited knowledge of who Christ is, the Alpha and the Omega. For them to know Who Christ is, they have to stand on their toes here on Earth and touch the stars in the heavens with their fingers.

There will be no more debates as to who the true God is when my blessings come to pass. Except another God from another religion causes such blessings to manifest in another human being, Christ is All-in-All the only true God. “The Jews answered Him, saying, “For a good work we do not stone You, but for blasphemy, and because You, being a Man, make Yourself God.” John 10:33. Christ will now prove to the Jews that He is God and not an imposter or a blasphemer, by establishing me. According to Christ Himself, “You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32.

For quite some time now, I have not seen Christ or the Father in visions or in dreams. But He never leaves me as promised: “I will never leave you nor forsake you,” says the Lord. Hebrews 13:5. I would have died a long time ago following the relentless brutal attacks dealt on me by Satan the Leviathan, if He had not been with me. The Lord permits him for every attack. Otherwise he wouldn’t have succeeded.

The attacks began soon after I got discharged from the hospital. I could not even go back to the school and finish my studies. For many years I have been so spiritually, brutally battered, that it came to affect my mental strength also. This brought me to the level where I could not compete in any rigorous academic studies with peers. If I succeeded academically in any way, it was done so with great pain. My physical strength also was seriously depleted. All that kept me alive to this day is my faith in the word of God that was spoken for me in Heaven. “Those who trust in the LORD Jesus Are like Mount Zion, Which can not be moved, but abides forever…” Psalm 125:1. And I sink all my trust in Him!

I don’t know when I can find myself in a medical school, so that I could become a doctor. The Father spoke the blessing in Heaven. He said I would heal all the diseases as a medical doctor if the people say thank you God for the medicine I give them. But each time I tried to take the basic courses that qualify one to a medical school, He has prevented it from happening. He would permit the enemy to afflict me so severely that I had to withdraw from the classes. But the blessings must be witnessed by the whole world before we can confirm that Christ and not Allah, is the true God. I don’t know how He can make it happen. But He knows how. “I have declared the former things from the beginning; they went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it. Suddenly I did them and they came to pass,” says the LORD. Isaiah 48:3.

Right now I walk on thin ice every day. I need a secure home. I have to pay my bills. We live in a world where nobody wants to know about anybody’s problems. And you can not go and steal to solve them. I have no secure living whatsoever. I am growing old too. The job market is becoming more and more unfavorable to me. Jesus and the Father must manifest these blessings in my vessel and not in a vacuum! “Words do not exist in a vacuum and they are loaded with implications.” from ‘”Allah,’ Is Not the God of the Bible” by Brutus Balan. This means that these most seemingly impossible, unbelievable, craziest blessings in the minds of 7.8 billion people on Earth, must be fulfilled by Jesus and the Father who spoke them for Shadrach Ere! And I don’t know the time of fulfillment. “And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?” Daniel 12:6. “Awake! Why do You sleep O Lord? Arise! Do not cast us off forever. Why do you hide Your face, And forget our affliction and our oppression? For our soul is bowed down to the dust; Our body clings to the ground. Arise for our help, And redeem us for your mercies sake. [And also for the sake of Your spoken word for Your servant Shadrach Ere.] Psalm 44:23-26.

The Koran and the Muslims say that Christ is one of the messengers of Allah, with Mohammed the chief among them. And that Allah is the name of the true God worthy of worship. The Muslims are not alone in this belief. The Pope and the Roman Catholics, also admit, that Allah is the God they worship together with the Muslims. Also I have seen on television the former archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams, the Greek Orthodox leader Bartholomew I, agreeing that Allah is the same God of the Bible! Rowan Williams and Bartholomew I, can not disagree with the Pope whom they regard as being infallible, and also, “the successor of St.Peter.” But I disagree with all of them no matter how learned they are. And I will always without a doubt, emerge as the winner, that Allah is not Jehovah or Christ!

Christ is not a messenger of Allah, the God of Mohammed and the Muslims. Christ is the true God who created the universe, and not Allah. My most learned opponents can only be proved right, if Shadrach Ere does not become the First All-Cure Medical Doctor on Earth, and hear all the languages of the Earth, according to the word of the Father. It is impossible for Christ to point me to the world as a false prophet. He does not have the wherewithal of moral justification to do that! He is handicapped. He can not fight against the truth which is Himself. “But Jesus knew their thoughts, and said to them: Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, and every city or house divided against itself will not stand.” Matthew 12:25. This is like an auto-immune disease in which the antibodies fight against the body’s organs, instead of attacking some foreign germ or bacterial invader. Christ can not build and tear down at the same time. This would be most unacceptable, highly irrational, and uncharacteristic of Christ. He can not vitiate the truth in Shadrach Ere’s testimony and yet be the Christ— the Way, the Truth, and the Life! Truth the word of the Living God Jesus Christ, is so sacrosanct. Nobody who violates it or counterfeits it can get away free including Christ Himself! It is written: “For we can not do anything against the truth, but only for the truth.” 2 Corinthians 13:8. Shadrach Ere must be the all-cure medical doctor as the Father said or Christ is not the Word of God, and the Non-Relativistic Truth! Pope Francis and the Catholic Magisterium would never agree that Christ is the the Non-Relativistic Truth before the Muslims.

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