Be very wary, Christian! The end time promised supernatural events are increasing, just as Jesus said they would, to deceive even the elect:
“If any man shall say to you, “Lo, here is Christ,” or, “There!,” believe it not. For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect. Behold, I have told you before.” (Matt. 24:23-25)
The Nigerian Observer reported:
Christ’s apparition attracts thousands
Benin City, Nigeria: St Paul’s Catholic Church along Airport Road in Benin City, yesterday, turned into a mecca of sorts as people from all walks of life thronged the church to catch a glimpse of what has been literally described as an apparition of Jesus Christ. The uncommon but holy phenomenon according to catholic faithful and enthusiasts present at the church premises, came up early Wednesday morning immediately after the offering of adoration at the church.
|The massive crowd halted vehicular traffic on the road for several hours, causing discomfort for travellers and road users|
The Nigerian Tribune reports:
Benin residents besiege church over appearance of Jesus
THOUSANDS of residents in Benin City, the Edo State capital, on Thursday, besieged the St. Paul’s Catholic Church, located on the Airport Road in the Benin metropolis, to catch a glimpse of Jesus Christ who was rumoured to have appeared to worshippers during the morning mass service. The Thursday appearance of the image of Jesus Christ to the worshippers at the church was reputed to be the first of its kind in the area. Francis Efe, 18, a mass server, said he actually saw the image of Jesus Christ in a form of the Divine Mercy image around 5.00 p.m on Wednesday, while preparing for mass after the prayer. He said after seeing the image, he went outside the church hall to call his fellow mass servers and that they all followed him to the altar to see the image before it receded into the monstrance in the form of the Divine Mercy image. “The priest came and we repeated the Divine Mercy prayer, followed by the Benediction, then the monstrance was reposed before we started the evening mass,” he added. Efe said it was the security man who was watching over the monstrance that first saw the apparition and ran away. While giving an account of what happened on Thursday, Efe said, “this morning after the morning prayer, the priest brought the monstrance back to the altar and the people that came for morning mass saw it and the people started shouting in amazement.” Describing the image he saw, Efe said “Jesus Christ came like a human. Only the body, the hand and the head showed. The feet did not show. He came in pure white gown with something like red rays in form of blood and sky blue rays radiating from the navel downwards in a triangular formation.” Below, a monstrance, a device used to hold the Holy Eucharist.
Test everything against the Word, for even the elect can be deceived. Did not Jesus promise “For I say unto you, Ye shall not see me henceforth, till ye shall say, Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord”? (Mathew 23:39). How could He come back and break His promise?
Aren’t we told “And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am”? John 14:3. How could He come back and not take us with Him?
It is wonderful that so many people are hungry for Jesus and thirsty for His presence. However, do not fail to test all things, and hold fast only to what is GOOD.