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“And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil,unto the resurrection of damnation” (John 5:29).

TEXT — John 5:25-31


Hitler’s right hand man, Heinrich Himmler was entrusted with the implementation of “The Final Solution of the Jewish Question,” and in turn, six million Jews lost their lives in the Holocaust. In the Soviet Union, Himmler’s secret police units became responsible for the deaths of another nearly two million people. Himmler left behind a legacy of terror and violence. He managed to use his position and privileges to put in place his racist views across Europe and the Soviet Union. Himmler was a true architect of terror during World War II. He later died by apparent suicide.

The passage today clarifies that death on its own does not signify finality. There is something greater than death – eternal damnation. Jesus confirmed to His audience that dead people in their graves shall still hear the voice of God when their day of resurrection comes. The judgment will be executed by none other, but the Son of God. He will sit on the throne on the judgment day. Those who have done well shall be comforted in heaven and those who did evil and failed to repent of their deeds shall have eternal damnation.

Today, we see wicked and heinous crimes being committed across the world. These showcase how evil and depraved our world has become. It appears there is no end to it. But slowly and surely, the end is near. The day of reckoning is nearer than we expect.

There will always be consequences for every wickedness perpetuated by man through all generations. God will judge the world through His Son, Jesus Christ. All acts of wickedness perpetuated by man shall receive a just recompense.

Thought for the day

Payday will come to address every misdeed.
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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.


  1. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, AND NOW IS, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live.” (John 5:25).
    The NOW hour is in the present when Christ, through the power of the gospel message, is pulling out all the “dead in sins and trespasses” out of their graves of sinful life to a resurrected life of righteousness and relationship with God. Anybody still remaining in the grave of sinful life till Jesus comes again will awake to the resurrection of damnation: “And shall cast them into a furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.”
    But the resurrected to righteousness and relationship with GOD as children, having the Spirit of their Heavenly Father in them, are alive unto righteousness and their fruits unto holiness. When the Son of GOD shall come again they be caught up to live in eternity with Him in the New Jerusalem. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.” (Rev 21:8). The PAYDAY will surely come. Therefore, “have you counted the cost if your soul should be lost!…”

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