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He Prayed But Too Late.

Key Verse

“And he cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this place” (Luke 16:24).

Text — Luke 19:19-31


Death is a spoiler because it ends all opportunities to read, sing, acquire education, labor, pray or serve the Lord in any area of Christian ministry. Your spiritual state at death matters a lot as it determines your eternal destiny.

No prayer by yourself or loved ones on earth can change your destiny after death. It would have been too late as was the ‘Rich Man’ case in our Bible text. Casey Treat wrote, “All who reject Jesus will die and suffer eternal death. Dying physically is not bad or tragic. The tragic part is when you die spiritually. Spiritual death is eternal separation from the Father, no contact with God for eternity.”

The Rich Man in our text did not watch or remember Jehovah God in his happy days. He forgot to surrender his life and all he had to God for His service. He was more concerned about his life, what to eat or drink; about his body, what to wear; and living fabulously. Reality only dawned on him when he found himself in the burning hellfire.


Your spiritual state at death matters


Be always heaven-conscious.

Prayer for today

Lord, always draw me closer to you.

Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


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