Michael Shigaba’s Encounter with Jesus
A Christian brother I know in Nigeria, named Dr. Theophilus Ayodele, recently sent me a video testimony of a brother that belongs to his church, named brother Michael Shigaba. Both brother Michael and Dr. Ayodele, who is a civilian medical doctor serving in the military hospital in Jos, Nigeria, belong to the same Apostolic Faith Church in Nigeria, although they attend different branch churches.
Brother Michael was raised in a pagan family. By the mercy of God, he was drawn out of that in 1995, and began to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. But on March 7, 2010, he became sick after an evening worship service. Before he reached home it became worse. His wife had traveled abroad, so he remained at home alone. He cried out to the Lord to heal him, but he became worse.
Around noon the next day, which was Monday, a brother came and prayed for him and said he would be healed. However, he became even worse.
On the next day, Tuesday, he went to work and when his workers saw him, they immediately saw that he was sick. They wanted him to go to the hospital, but he refused to do so. He simply returned home and just rested.
On Wednesday March 10, 2010, he entered his house and asked God to heal him. At one point, he came out to the kitchen for water. As he was going back to the sitting room, he tripped and fell, hitting his head. He opened his eyes and he found himself in another village on top of his mother’s grave, who had just passed away the previous month. She had not been a Christian. It was very dark there, but suddenly it became very bright. It was so bright he had to cover his face with his hand. Here is brother Michael’s testimony in his own words, regarding the amazing encounter that happened next.
Michael Shigaba’s Testimony
After a few minutes, I saw a man with white garments, very tall, holding a sword in his right hand. He was coming toward me. He used his sword and pointed at me saying, “Take that Word of God.” And behold, it was a Bible – a very big Bible. He said I should open the Bible and read Proverbs 5:21, which I read. He asked me, “Have you read?” Yes. “Ok. We are going back to your house now.” As soon as he said that, we were back at my house in the bedroom. And now there was a second man there with me and the angel. The room was full of bright light (more than at village). The man was sitting beside my bed, on a chair, although there was no chair in my bedroom. His garments were a brighter white than the other one. And His face was so bright, I could not look at it. He now asked the angel, “Are you back?” The angel bowed before Him and said, “Yes, I’m back, Master.” He said, “Ok.” He called my name. He said, “Mike.” I said, “Sir.” He said, “Do you know Who is talking to you?” I said, “No, Sir.” He said, “Mike, you don’t know me? But you have my picture in your house. But you don’t know Me. I am the Master. I am Jesus.” As soon as He said “I am the Master. I am Jesus,” I became weak. Then I was not able to look at him directly. He had to use His right hand as if He cleaned His face. Then I was able to look at Him. It was wonderful. He said, “Do you know why you found yourself on top of your Mommy’s grave?” I said, “No, Sir.” He said, “Good. It’s because you love that dead woman more than Myself.” (His mother was not a Christian).
I said, “But, Sir…”
He said, “No” in a gentle voice. In fact, I cannot describe how that gentle voice is—very gentle.
He said, “No, no, no, no. Don’t argue. Yes!” And right then, I knew that “Yes”. He said, “What you used to do for me since you came back, from your Mommy’s burial, you have stopped doing it. You used to pray for thirty minutes every day…for the work of God. Have you been doing it?” I said, “No, Sir.”
“What about the tracts that you used to give people, even at home and the place of work. Have you been doing it? You have been doing it secretly. Nobody knows. But we keep the record.”
I was speechless. I was just looking at him. He said, “Mike,” with a smile. “That is why you found yourself on top of your Mommy’s grave, because you love her more than Me. Now…we are going for a long journey.”
As soon as he said that, my mind thought of money. I now opened up and said, “Sir, there is no money I have. The only money I have is 2,000 inside my Bible.”
He looked at me and He smiled. He said, “Mike, the journey we are about to go on doesn’t need any currency of the world for that journey. Just dress yourself.”
I looked at my “standing hangar” and I brought out the clothes which I had already ironed, and I dressed myself. After I had dressed myself, He looked at me and said, “Mike,” with a smile. He said, “Those clothes you are putting on will not qualify you for the journey.”
Overseer: “What dress was that — shirt and trousers?”
Michael: “Shirt and trousers and shoes.”
I said, “Sir.”
He said, “No. No problem. Don’t worry. I am going to dress you well.”
Immediately when he said, “Don’t worry. I am going to dress you.” How we disappeared from that room I cannot tell. Is it through the window or through the door, or through the roof? I cannot tell. The place where I found myself with Jesus and the angel was a very big roundabout. Very big! And it was decorated with flowers, which in fact, my mouth cannot describe those type of flowers. I have never seen that type of flower in this world. Then the glass [pavement] that they use to create that roundabout…this time around I was with [wearing] white, like Jesus and the angel. So, I cannot describe how that place looked.
Then there were two roads, one by the right and one by the left. And Jesus told the angel, “Lead him to the right side.” I was following the angel. As I was following the angel, we started the journey from that roundabout. In fact, the road was so narrow—very narrow—that both sides of the road were decorated with flowers again, just like the roundabout. The flowers—oh, what beautiful flowers!—which my mouth cannot describe. The road was in the middle of those flowers. But the road was very rough. I fact, I could not trek fast on that road like the angel did.
By the right, there were white garments on top of those flowers. White garments! Some garments were old and some were new. And I saw buckets, brooms, and two small towels on top of some of the garments. Then on the left side of the road there were musical instruments. There were violins, trumpets—many! Then there were songbooks that the choir orchestra uses for the service of the Lord. There were there. I looked around. Then I asked Jesus, “Sir, what are all of those things—the garments?”
He looked at me and He said, “Oh, you are wise to ask that question. I am happy to hear that. Yes, I’m happy.” He now said, “These are the garments of salvation that were given to men and women who were born again, who pray through to salvation. The God of heaven gave them this garment of salvation. They belong to the children of God. They have dropped them on their own.” That is what He said. He said, “Those ones that you see — brooms, buckets, towels…They belong to some ushers.” And those are the brooms that we used to clean as ushers! He said, “The instruments, the songbooks, they belong to choirs. They have left! Oh, they used to praise God. They used to praise Us, to worship God, but they dropped them and they left on their own.” To where? He said, “Some of them were in miracle centers,” which He Himself is not there — that is Jesus. He said Himself is not there.
There was one particularly white garment [I spotted] that was very new and fresh. I touched that garment. I said, “This one looks like the one my wife used on the day of our wedding.”
He said, “You want to know the owner?”
I said, “Yes.”
He said, “Just wait until we cross over there. I will show you the owner of that garment.”
The road! He said, “Do you know this road?”
I said, “No, I don’t know this road.”
He said, “This is the road that leads to heaven—very narrow. Were you able to walk faster?”
I said, “No.”
He said, “This is the road that leads to heaven, and that is why some have gone off this road, dropped their garments. And they were complaining about this road. No man, no woman that wants to get to heaven will be able to without passing this road. It’s impossible! Anyone who wants to make heaven must pass through this road. But because it’s very difficult, you see them complaining and murmuring, and then they leave.”
He said He has the power to command, and he will find himself where they are going. But He wanted me to experience that road. That is why He allowed to walk on that road.
As we were going, the garments were on top of those flowers…the instruments, the song books.
There is place we reach with a river, very narrow river. It was such a beautiful river. In fact, he said that a three-year-old child could cross that river. When we got there, Jesus crossed and the angel crossed. But I tried to cross, and I could not cross. Jesus was telling me, “Just cross!” I tried. No way. I cannot cross. He looked at me. He spoke in a language I have never heard.
Immediately when He spoke, I found myself in the middle.
He said, “Do you know why you cannot cross that river?”
I said, “No.”
He said, “Without Me, you can do nothing. That is why you cannot cross that river on your own.” And no child of God can do anything without Him.
He said, “Let’s go.”
In fact, that river I can’t describe. The stones inside that water you see there. So beautiful! Pure white stones!
He said, “Let’s go ahead.”
After we left that river, He now brought something like a mobile phone, and He gave it to the angel. He said, “Show him the record!” When I heard it, I didn’t know what He was talking about.
Immediately the angel opened it. It’s just like open and close.” [Michael motions as if he is opening a flip-top phone]. “Immediately he opened it, and it became a big screen. Jesus now said, “Just sit down and watch.” Immediately when He said, “Just sit down and watch,” He left. And the angel did, too.
So I was looking around for a place to sit. There was nothing to sit down on. After some minutes, Jesus came back again. And He said, “Oh, you are looking for where to sit down. Don’t worry.” He spoke again in another language that I did not understand. Immediately when He spoke, a big stone—white stone!—precious stone!—came out. He said, “Just sit down here.” That is where I sat down. And immediately, the angel came back.
He now told the angel, “Start from the head. Let the angel start from the head.” When he opened the screen, behold, it was our district headquarters, Jabi Church.
He said, “Yes, you know this place.”
I said, “Yes. This is our district headquarters.”
He said, “Ok, let the angel open the inside,” because that was the outside. Then he opened the inside. The congregation. As I was watching, I saw myself again, in that screen, following Jesus. As we just entered, the ushers—we started from the ushers—some ushers were putting masks on their faces—masks, starting from the ushers. Then the congregation, the majority of [them], were putting masks on their faces.
Then Jesus now asked, “Do you know those people who were putting on masks?”
I said, “No.”
He said, “Ah! Their salvation is fake, and they are still in My house.”
Overseer: Were you able to recognize anybody?
Michael: No, because the masks covered their faces. But those that did not put masks on their faces—oh, the light that shined on their faces was brighter! But I can still recognize some faces in the congregation. You know, I don’t worship there. [I am not acquainted with] much people.
Then, after the congregation, the platform. The ministers sit, just a few ministers, that were putting on that mask. I saw our overseer. I said, “This is our overseer.” He said, “Do you know me?”
I said, “Yes.” Oh, the face was shining! I was not able to look at his face a second time.
He said, “I have sent you his case, and I’m still praying for him.”
After that, I saw the wife, our mom. I said, “This is his wife. This is our mother.”
“I have sent you her case, and I’m still praying for her.”
Then our assistant overseer, Brother Hope, the same thing!—and other ministers followed.
He said, “I have sent you their case.” And those in the congregation, that their faces are shining, the same thing.
He said, “I have sent you.” They belong to me.
Then the majority of the choir were putting masks on. The majority. He said, “Do you see them? They are having fake salvation, like others in the congregation.” He said, “They all belong to you.” But one thing Jesus said. He said, “If they can come back today, there would be their garment of salvation. And I’m going to receive them again.”
After that, He now told the angel to bring another group—two groups. The first group was women. In fact, the way the worldly women used to chew their gum—that is how their mouths were so busy—very busy! He said, “You see those people?”
I said, “Yes.”
“That is their own department in My House. That is their own work.”
I was so surprised.
Overseer: Which work?
Michael: That is gossip, backbiting. He said, “That is their own work.”
Then the second group—oh, the way they were dressed! These costly clothes, They dress well. All of them were holding food flasks. All of them!
As they were holding the food flasks, I saw them busy, checking other people’s food flasks.
Jesus said, “Do you see them? That is their work again—faction of the world. They are after the things of the world. They dress like the world.” They don’t belong to Him. “And you see them? They are checking other people’s food. They want to know the kind of food so-and-so family cooks, the kind of food so-and-so individual are preparing —in My House! He said they don’t belong to Him.
He repeated the same thing, He said, “But if they repent and come back to Me, their garment is available. I’m going to give it to them again.”
After that, He now told the angel that, “Open the branch.” The angel opened the branch. Behold, it was my branch where I was worshipping…(Michael state the name of the branch church he belongs to).
I said, “This is my church?”
He said, “Yes! You know this place?”
I said, “Yes, this is my church.”
He said, “Ok.” Behold! All the members, starting from the pastor, Reverend Jima, he was the first person in the queue—one single line! He said I should open to 1 Corinthians 14:40. It talks about doing things decently and in order.
He said, “Heaven is an orderly place, a decent place. But some people are doing things anyhow in the House of God.” He said, “In My House.” They are doing things anyhow.
He said, “Look at that single line, starting with the pastor.” And each – both the children and the adults — were holding golden staff. Golden staff! Each! And there was a fire, a very big fire. Before you cross that fire, you have to put your golden staff inside that fire. Jesus said, “Just watch and see.”
The first person is that pastor. When the pastor got there, he put his golden staff. Immediately the staff came out, back to his hand. And he crossed. And the next person is the assistant pastor. He put down his own staff. It came out again. And so the wife of the pastor, the same thing. And others!
He said, “You see that staff, that represents their salvation. Those that.their own came out and they were able to cross, their salvation is genuine.” They belong to Him. But there are some that cannot make it. When they put their staff, it remains there, and they cannot cross. But the children’s (inaudible) is automatic. It’s automatic! And those at the age of accountability, they cannot. They didn’t cross. And what happened is that maybe a husband would cross, and the wife failed to cross. You see the husband begging.
Jesus said, “You see? There is no begging here. And there is no help here.” And He said when they were on Earth, they can beg, they can help each other. When He called that name “earth”, the world, it was then that I remembered, “Did I come from another place?”
He said, “Those people, their own salvation is fake. Their mind is not there, but they’re still in My House. So, because of a little problem, they left. For some, because their prayer is not yet answered, they cannot endure. They left.”
They now brought out someone, a sister. I know this sister. I call this sister’s name.
He said, “Do you know her? That is the owner of the fresh white garment you saw on the road. You said how you want to know who the owner is. That is the owner.” And I looked at this sister, who was preparing for her wedding, and the wedding was outside the Church.
He said, “That is the owner. It was just recently that she dropped her own garment, and she’s going to the world. But if she can only turn back now, I am going to receive her back, and give her garment of salvation.
He now said I should read Proverbs 6:27-28, which I read. It is a question there. After I read of that place, He said, “This is that place. The reason why their clothes are not yet burned is because of His mercy. The reason why they passed that hot coal and their feet did not burn is because of His mercy. But very soon—He said very, very soon—His mercy is going to cease. He’s going to close the door of His mercy. And there will be no more mercy given.
Overseer: The Bible that you read, where did you get it from?
Michael: It was from the screen, but in the village, it was Bible. I hold it like this. But in the screen, He said read it. And behold, the chapter and the verse is there.
Then the angel, after I read that place, the angel now asked Jesus. He bowed down himself and he said, “Master, what is the next for this man?”
He said, “Let him read Daniel 12:13,” which I read. [“But as for you, go your way to the end; then you will enter into rest and rise again for your allotted portion at the end of the age.” (Dan 12:13)].
He said, “Take him. Let him go and rest, just like what he read in that chapter.”
Immediately when he said that, I found myself in another place this time around. The road, the road was gold. In fact, I cannot describe how that road is. With flowers again. Decorated with flowers. Is different from the other route, the first one.
When you are walking, you see yourself as you are.” [Michael looks down as if he is looking at his reflection in the transparent gold pavement.] “Oh! I was afraid. The angel looked at me and said, “Are you afraid? There is no fear here! You will not fall down. You are free. Walk as I’m walking.” In fact, I can’t describe that place. My mouth cannot describe that place. That place, so beautiful. The kind of leaves, the kind of cloud, the weather. In fact, I was so happy, and immediately, I forgot about what I saw in that screen. I forgot about it! Very beautiful place! In fact, I see there was another peace, joy in me, as I was moving, following the angel. It was a beautiful place, a place that I can never forget. I can’t forget.
I travel with my director in the place of work, going to many places, but I have never seen such a place that I can compare with that place. It is a beautiful place.
As I was moving together with the angel, somebody touched my back. I looked. Behold, it was Jesus. He said, “Look at your right side.” I looked at my right side. Behold! My wife and my single brother and the baby. He said, “Do you know these faces?”
I said, “Yes! This is my wife. This is my single brother.”
He said, “What about that baby?”
I said, “My wife is still pregnant.”
He said, “That is your baby. Talk about your baby. That is your baby.”
They were wearing white garments, my brother and my wife and the little baby. They were by the roadside, smiling.
Jesus now said, “Look.” And before them on the front of the road, there was a big gate—very big gate. Oh! The place was very far, but you can be able to see yourself, like a mirror. The gate. Hallelujah songs. It was a wonderful place. I regret of coming back. It was a wonderful place!
Jesus said, “You are going back because of your wife and because of your brother. You remember he’s the only one on earth…” Anytime He said “earth”, I would now say, “So I am from another place?”
He said, “Yes, you are going back.”
I said, “No, I’m not going back.”
He said, “Listen,” with His gentle voice. “This place is obedient. There is no disobedient there.” He said “obedient”. “Whatever you hear here, just obey.”
I was not happy. I know after my God is my wife. I love my wife. But that while I saw the face of my wife, I don’t want to leave that place. I said I should come back because of my wife: no. But that place, whatever they tell you to do, you have to do it! And I turn back—with sadness. I was not happy to turn back. I had already seen the city, the pearly gate. Ahh! It’s a wonderful gate! If I cannot describe that place, how I wish everyone of us here would experience what I experienced.
He now said when we were coming back. He now said, He called me. He said, “Michael.”
I said, “Sir.”
He said, “What is your purpose in life?’
I was speechless.
He said, “Your purpose in life is Me, Jesus, in you. That! You are going back, you are not going to the world, to start pursuing the things of the world.” In fact, after He said it, He said I should read Proverbs 5:8. [“Keep your way far from her And do not go near the door of her house.” (Pro 5:8)]. I read that place, He now told the angel, “Take him back.” So He told them that I was going back to the world. He said, “Take him back.”
As we were coming, Jesus now called the angel again. He said, “When you’re coming back, cover him with this end time message.” That is what I heard. I don’t know what He gave the angel. Immediately the angel collected it. How we found ourself in my bedroom, I cannot tell. Myself and the angel again, back to my bedroom. I was surprised. Do you know what happened? The angel said, “Look, look at the bed.” I looked at the bed. I saw myself again, lying down. And myself standing with the angel! He said, “That is your body. That is your house. You know, you have a house. You are free to go out and you are free to come out. You went out. Now enter.”
I was afraid. I said, “No.”
He smiled. He said, “Enter! That is your body.”
I looked at myself.
“It’s okay. You don’t know what you’re going to do. Just lie down, very close.”
I went and I laid down very close to the body, and I became one. Then I started feeling the heat, the hotness of this world of sin. Then I know that yes, it’s just like you are in the AC. And after some time you went out, feel the hotness.
That was 5:00AM, Friday, from Wednesday. The angel now asked, “Where is your CGS?”
I said, “That is the place I kept.”
He said, “Do you know this is the time you use to pray for morning prayer?” And yes, when I was alone, I used to have my morning prayer, 5:30AM. But when I married, my wife said, “No, let’s start at 5:00AM.” And that is exactly the time I came back to this world of woe.
We opened. The angel opened. He said, “Let’s sing hymn number twenty.” We sang together with the angel. He now said, “Lie down.” I laid down, and he said, “The Master said I should cover you with this end-time message. So I’m going to cover you.”
He now brought white cloth and covered me. I was covered with that white cloth. Then after that, the angel left. I don’t know how the angel disappeared from that place. I don’t know. He left.
Overseer: Before you were covered, were you inside your body?
Michael: Yes, I was already inside. I’ve already entered inside my body. Before the angel now asked me, he said, “Where is the CGS?” He left. Then, after the angel left, I saw myself covered with white cloth. I was afraid! I have to shift that cloth beside my bed. It was then that I was able to use my handset and call one of our brothers to come and pray for me. In that text, I told him that I was inside my house since Wednesday. Let him come and pray for me.
When the brother came, it was around 6:00. The brother came. He said, “Ah! Bro Mike, what is the problem?” that since Tuesday has been trying my line till Wednesday. And some time if he tried, it rang. Before they would say, it switch off. And then, when they were there, the angel and Jesus, anytime my phone rang, the angel would just off the handset. He said, “This is no time for you to receive a call,” before we left.
Overseer: Now, when you came back, you were dressed in your natural clothing? What happened to the dress you are wearing?
Michael: When I came back, in fact, the only thing is the cloth that the angel used to cover me and my knickers. The dress that I put on, for the journey, is…that brother that I called, he is the one that picked that dress from the floor with my shoes.
Overseer: …what you were wearing before.
Michael: Yes! But when I came back, I just found myself covered with the cloth and my short knickers.
Then when the brother came, he said, “Ah! What is (inaudible) [around 46:13]?”
I said, “Yes, heaven visited me…the sickness is for our own good, it’s for our help, it’s for the glory of God.”
Overseer: What happened to your knee? Do you know when you started with that? You were sick, you had a bad headache, and you knocked your head. So when you came back, no more pain like that.
Michael: Yes, no more pain. And when the angel was going, he said, “Do you know that Jesus has healed you?” before he left. But the leg is because of that while we were walking on that route, my leg became heavy, but the head, the pain disappeared. But these two legs I was not able to walk with it then. It was when the brother came and prayed over me that I was able to walk again. Then I now told the brother that I look at that cloth.
He said, “Ah! White cloth? How could?”
I said, “The angel covered—‘
He said, ‘Eh? He said a long journey; two days: a long journey.”
I said, “Yes.”
He said, “This cloth that you were—“ he was able to touch the cloth. He folded it with fear! And kept it somewhere. He prayed over me and then he was preparing to go to work. So he said when he comes back from work, he will hear better. Then he has called my single brother from the town to come down.
When the brother left, it was around 12:00PM that my brother came. When he entered, he said, “Ah! What is the problem? (inaudible [around 47:59]. …and before this now, we have been trying your line. It was no going.” He said it was (inaudible) that told him I am sick.
I said, “Yes, but Jesus has healed me already.” My mind still went to that cloth. I now told him that, “Check that cloth.”
He said, “Which cloth?” He looked at the wardrobe. He said, “Ah!” He was afraid. He said, “This cloth is not ordinary. Where did you get it?”
I said, “Yes, I traveled with Jesus.”
For him to touch that cloth, he was afraid. I said, “Just try to open it.” It was when he opened it that I noticed there is something—there is a writing there. Even myself, I didn’t know that there is a writing there.
He said, “This is blood?’ The brother started weeping. He said, “This is blood. How?”
I said, “No. Jesus said that is the end time message. Can you read it?” He read it. He said, “’Jesus is coming soon.’” He started weeping. He started weeping. He said, “How do you –-We can—How do you?— You can touch it?” And when we were coming back, Jesus said, “When you go back, tell the head of the church!” That is what Jesus said. “Tell the head of the church.” That is what He said before we came back with the angel.
I now folded it inside black nylon and I tie it. On Sunday, I went to the church. I met the pastor. I speak everything. He said, “Ahh!” The man was afraid. He was weeping! He said, “Ok, what is there on Monday, by the grace of God? I am going to pray for you so that the Spirit of God will remind you so that you will not forget. You will go and meet the overseer. I am not the head. Go and meet with the overseer. And I am going to try to call him that you are coming.”
On that Monday, I go the overseer’s office. He was not on site. And on Wednesday, as I was going back, the devil said, “Ah! There is no need for you to go and meet your overseer. In fact, you will not even meet him. That you have already told the pastor, ‘What is the need of you to go and tell your overseer?’” I said, “Ah! This is the voice of the devil. Is it not the pastor that said I should go and tell the overseer? I entered the vehicle. There is a place called the [inaudible around 50:49]. After we passed that place, the front tire of that vehicle busted. I said, “Whether you like it or not (the devil), I am going to deliver that message.”
Overseer: Was there any other message that you were supposed to give to the head of the church?
Michael: [Shaking his head, “No.”] That was just [my testimony of the experience].
Michael: So before I went to the overseer’s place, that Sunday that I met the pastor, when I came back with that cloth, that I was going to the overseer’s next day, which is Monday, the cloth came out from that nylon. I tied the nylon, but it came out on its own. In fact, it was that time that I was afraid to handle the cloth. It was then that I went and bought a new brown envelope. I kept it.
Overseer: You put it in a black nylon before, and it came out on its own? Now you have a brown envelope where you keep it and nothing. How did you get the brown envelope?
Michael: Yes, sir… (inaudible)…I bought it.
Overseer: And you put the cloth inside the brown envelope.
Michael: Yes. And it is then that the cloth has been there.
[At this point in the video, the cloth is held up by two people who are standing behind it to display it.]
Overseer: The name of two people you mentioned you didn’t mention their names. The first brother that you called when you came back to your senses, and then secondly your brother that came to your house.
Michael: The first brother that I mentioned is, his name is Bro. (inaudible). He is the organist in our church, (inaudible) church, by the grace of God. And the second brother is my single brother, that is Bro (inaudible) Shigaba. …On the road to heaven, yes.
Overseer: That is the same person you saw [beside the road to heaven near the pearly gate].
Michael: On that Wednesday that I finally met the overseer, as I was coming back, I started praying, telling God, committing my wife into His hand, that God should please on that date for her, on the day that she would deliver. Let her deliver safely. God said I should stop praying. I should start praising Him. And immediately I started praising Him. He now said stop. He now asked me a question. Can I remember the date of my wedding? I said, “Yes. It was on the nineteenth, Friday, September 2008.”
He said, “Okay. Watch! I’m going to surprise you on that nineteenth.” Then I don’t understand. I continued praising Him.
Then Thursday I now called my wife that there I’m coming to Zaria tomorrow, Friday, by the grace of God. She said, no, what she needs is prayer, that I should not disturb myself, that the money I have, I should be managing it. That the brethren are praying for her, and I should just be praying for her. I said, “No. no problem. God has already made a way for me. I’m coming down.”
On Friday, I got there. After I entered the vehicle, God said, “As you are going, you are to hold your baby.”
I said, “Amen.” Twice!
When I got there, oh! I looked at my wife. She said, “Yesterday that you called, which is Thursday, immediately you finished talking with me, the baby, the labor started little.” That was 2:11AM [when] I got to Zaria.
After we talked for some minute, the labor become much. She cannot talk to me again. I was inside the mother’s sitting room while she was inside the bedroom. God said, “What are you waiting for? Go on your knees.”
It was around 11 AM. I went on my knee. I said a prayer. And she was there, praying. It came a time that she cannot even pray again.
From that 11 AM till 17 minutes past 3, the baby came out. I heard the cry of a baby. Then I have already called the pastor and some of our brethren.
When the baby came out, God said, “Look at the calendar.” It was our church calendar, (inaudible). Behold, it was the nineteenth, which is Friday again. He said, “You remember the date of your wedding?”
I said, ‘Yes.’
He said, “That is it. I surprised you. I told you that I’m going to surprise you.”
I don’t know how to describe this God. That is how the baby came out, on the same date!
Overseer: But then, Brother Mike, why are you surprised? We’ve heard before that women delivered on the date of their marriage.
Michael: You know, God said that He was going to surprise me. And that is why. It happened. Exactly what God said.
The video is prefaced by an audio introduction by the present overseer of the Apostolic Faith Church in Lagos, Reverend Adeniran. This is the head of the church whom the Lord Jesus told Michael to take the message to. He endorses the testimony and says we should accept it along with the end time message, because “the cloth is here.”
The White Cloth with Its End Time Message
When the Lord sent brother Michael back to earth, he handed the angel a white cloth and told him to give Michael this end time message and cover him with it. Since the cloth and the message written on it came from the Lord, and the message is about the Lord Himself, the message must be written in none other than His own precious blood. Dr. Ayodelle advised me that the church obtained forensic lab testing on the blood that is on the cloth and the results determined that it is not normal blood.
In brother Michael’s testimony, he said that when he returned to his body and showed the cloth to people, they were afraid to touch it. They noted that it was no ordinary cloth and wondered where he got it. They wept when they saw it and read the writing upon it. This was true of the two brothers who came to Michael’s home, as well as his pastor.
I looked at the photo of the cloth very carefully, zooming in to the highest level of magnification in my photo software, so that I could see individual pixels. When I did so, I made the following observations:
- The blood turned the cloth whiter along the edge of the written letters. It is not visible to the naked eye unless you zoom in to a high magnification level with the photo software.
- The words were written at the bottom right corner as if they were the final words on a page. The implication is that there is nothing else left to happen before the Lord’s return.
- The letters of the very last word (“Soon”) were on the very bottom edge of the cloth, even to the point of being written on the final row of thread. Again, it emphasized the finality of the time we are in right now, the lateness of the hour, and the nearness of His return.
The word “soon” showing whitening
- The final stroke of the letter “N” in the last word (“soon”) seemed to extend off the cloth!
Seven Lessons Learned
I am personally convinced that this testimony is true, because it agrees with Scripture, there are witnesses, and we have the cloth to prove it, along with its urgent, end-time message written in human blood that is not normal. So I would like to recap seven of the lessons we have learned from it.
First of all, Jesus is coming soon, and the church is late getting herself ready. There is no time left to put off getting ready. That is the most critical message from this entire testimony.
Secondly, this sickness that brother Michael had was for the glory of God, so that we might be warned and have the chance to get ready for the Lord’s imminent return. Let us not be like brother Michael, who had left his first love, after his mother died, and had stopped doing the good works he did for the Lord that he did at first. That is a very dark place to be in, as the Lord showed him when he found himself at the grave of his dead mother, who was not even a believer. Be careful not to dwell upon dead loved ones, always remembering them and missing them in such a way that it causes you to slacken in your zeal and service for the Lord. Keep Him first and love Him above all others, even your mother and father.
Thirdly, it is possible to be a born again Christian, who even has a picture of Jesus in your house, and yet not even recognize Jesus when you see Him in person. Don’t let that happen to you! Spend time with Him in prayer and His Word getting to know the real Jesus. He is holy, all-powerful, majestic, more beautiful than diamonds, and his face shines brighter than the sun. Angels bow before Him and answer to his beckon call. He is all-knowing, and keeps the record of everything we do, whether good or bad. Remember the Scripture the angel gave to brother Michael: “For the ways of a man are before the eyes of the LORD, And He watches all his paths.” (Pro 5:21). If you are spending time with the Lord in private prayer, or handing out gospel tracts to people, He is watching it all and keeping a record. The same goes if you are putting anyone else or anything else before Him, or if you are not praying and doing good works for Him.
Fourthly, the clothes of this world — no matter how beautiful — cannot qualify you for the journey to heaven. You need to be dressed in the white robe of righteousness that only the Lord Jesus can cloth you in. (See Righteous Deeds and White Robes).
Fifthly, the road to heaven is a very difficult and narrow road! Anyone wanting to get to heaven must take this route. There is no other way. Walking on that road is arduous, painstaking, slow going, and requires great effort. yet those who journey on it have great peace and joy in their hearts. Many who were once on the narrow road have left it, because it was too difficult, or because of some little problem, and also left their white robes behind on it. This does not mean they have left the Church, because they may in fact still be in the house of the Lord, but their mind is not there. Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it. For the gate is small and the way is narrow that leads to life, and there are few who find it.” (Mat 7:13-14). If anyone has left the narrow road and returns to the Lord Jesus now before it’s too late, their white robe is waiting for them.
Sixthly, many people in Church actually have fake salvation. They are not putting into practice the words of Jesus and acting upon them. Instead they are participating in the factions of this world, concerning themselves with worldly things like food, coveting what others have, backbiting and gossiping about others. While they may be serving in the Church in various ways, such as choir members, worship leaders, or ushers, they are wearing masks as hypocrites do, which is perhaps why the Lord does not recognize them on judgment day. Although they call Him Lord, He will say to them, I never knew you. Jesus said, “Many will say to Me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in Your name, and in Your name cast out demons, and in Your name perform many miracles?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you who practice lawlessness.’ (Mat 7:22-23)
Seventh, heaven is a glorious and beautiful place. All things there are done decently and in orderly fashion, just like the straight line that brother Michael saw the people lined up in at church, beginning with the pastor and his wife, who were first in line. We cannot do things any way we like in the Lord’s House. “But all things must be done properly and in an orderly manner” (1Co 14:40). The people in heaven are dressed in white robes; the grass and flowers are beyond human description; the road is paved in pure, transparent gold; the gates of that city are pure gold. “Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter by the gates into the city.” (Rev 22:14). Just to see the gates of that city, you would never want to come back to this world of woe.
There is also another place where the fire burns up people who are not qualified for heaven, although they may be in the Church. “Can a man take fire in his bosom And his clothes not be burned? Or can a man walk on hot coals And his feet not be scorched?” (Pro 6:27-28). The only reason they are not being burned up by the fire immediately here on earth is because of the Lord’s mercy. But very soon — very, very soon — His mercy is going to cease. He’s going to close the door of His mercy. And there will be no more mercy given. No amount of begging by them or their loved ones will change their plight. They will be unable to pass through the fire without being hurt by it, and they will be destroyed. While all the little children will be able to pass through the fire and enter heaven, that is not the case with the children who have reached the age of accountability or with the adults who are in church, who do not have a genuine salvation. Therefore, as you walk through this life, stay away from sin, “Keep your way far from her and do not go near the door of her house,” (Pro 5:8).
Your purpose in life is not to pursue the things of this world. Your purpose in life is Christ in you.
Jesus is coming soon! Repent and turn to the Lord Jesus Christ. Prepare to meet your God!
Credits: All the praise and glory goes to Jesus for giving brother Michael Shigaba this encounter and its message. And I would like to thank my oldest daughter for the many days and hours she spent lovingly and painstakingly transcribing this entire testimony into writing, so that people all over the world can read it, who may not be able to understand brother Michael’s English so clearly. This written version also provides a means for others to translate it into other languages, so that the maximum number of people may be impacted by it. I would like to thank my dear brother, Dr. Theophilus Ayodele, for informing me about this testimony and for mailing me a DVD copy of it all the way from Africa.