Pastor tells dying wife: Hold to Jesus, we'll meet again
As she lay on the ground after being shot and then slashed with a machete, Dune James Rike looked into her husband‚Äôs tear-filled eyes and asked, ‚ÄúIs this the end between us, so we shall not be together again?‚ÄĚ
Pastor James Musa Rike told Compass he held the hands of his dying, 35-year-old wife and told her, ‚ÄúHold on to your faith in Jesus, and we shall meet and never part again.‚ÄĚ
Muslim extremists who attacked Kurum village, in the Bogoro local government area of Nigeria‚Äôs Bauchi state, had already killed two of the couple‚Äôs children in a rampage that began Wednesday (May 4) at midnight. Rike, pastor of a Church of Christ in Nigeria (COCIN) congregation in Kurum, next heard the cries of his 13-year-old daughter, Sum James Rike, a few yards away....
This Is The Main Reason I Go Out & Street Preach THE GOSPEL Of THE LORD JESUS CHRIST To EVERY Creature That Will Hear, Listen, Believe & Recieve IT !
Yea, Brethren, THERE'S AN ETERNAL HELL & LAKE OF FIRE WHERE THESE LOST & SPIRITUALLY-UNREGENERATE CREATURES ARE GOING !
WE MUST WARN THEM OF THE IMPENDING ETERNAL DOOM THAT AWAITS THEM !
"AND THE DEVIL THAT DECIEVED THEM WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE AND BRIMSTONE...
AND WHOSOEVER WAS NOT FOUND WRITTEN IN THE BOOK OF LIFE WAS CAST INTO THE LAKE OF FIRE." REVELATION 20:10a,15
"AND THE SMOKE OF THEIR TORMENT ASCENDETH UP FOR EVER AND EVER: AND THEY HAVE NO REST DAY NOR NIGHT, WHO WORSHIP THE BEAST AND HIS IMAGE, AND WHOSOEVER RECEIVETH THE MARK OF HIS NAME." REVELATION 14:11
FOR IF WE WARN THEM NOT--WOE UNTO US !
AS APOSTLE PAUL SAID:
"For Though I Preach The Gospel, I Have Nothing To Glory Of: For Necessity Is Laid Upon Me; YEA, WOE IS UNTO ME, IF I PREACH NOT THE GOSPEL !" I CORINTHIANS 9:16
"But If OUR GOSPEL Be Hid, It Is Hid To THEM THAT ARE LOST:
In WHOM The god Of This World Hath Blinded The Minds Of THEM Which BELIEVE NOT, Lest THE LIGHT OF THE GLORIOUS GOSPEL OF CHRIST, WHO IS THE IMAGE OF GOD, SHOULD SHINE UNTO THEM." 2 CORINTHIANS 4:3-4
We should all try and remember that any heartache, suffering, persecution, etc. is limited to this lifetime and this lifetime is but a puff of smoke that disappears into the air. While this is not meant to be gloating of any kind, the lost also suffer now, but their real suffering begins when ours ends.